Even though Vermont was spared the massive surge of COVID-19 experienced in other states, we witnessed similar troubling COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities (LTC). The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), Vermont’s only tertiary academic hospital, collaborated with Burlington Health and Rehabilitation and Birchwood to assist with outbreak management, a process which required partnerships with numerous other entities across our rural region.
In this webinar, we will share our experience in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, including data, successes, challenges, and recommendations from lessons learned. Our hope is that this will serve as an educational tool for LTC facilities and hospitals as they prepare for future COVID-19 outbreaks. We also hope that it will highlight the importance of collaboration, as outbreaks at one facility impact people and organizations far beyond the facility’s walls.