NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Envision Healthcare announced today that it has started to deploy an expected 130 clinicians to Mount Sinai Health System as COVID-19 cases sharply increase in New York City. The deployed clinicians include anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Envision will continue to make resources available and deploy clinicians to hot spots across the country and assist hospitals that need additional resources to care for the surge in COVID-19 patients.
“Our first job during this crisis is caring for patients,” said Jim Rechtin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Healthcare. “Cases in New York continue to climb, and we are taking action to reduce the unprecedented stress on resources at Mount Sinai. Our clinicians are fighting on the frontlines and risking their own health to care for patients wherever and whenever they are needed. We will get through the COVID-19 crisis thanks to their heroic actions.”
The clinical professionals involved in this effort come from practices across the United States. These Envision clinicians have crucial skills and experience that will support COVID-19 patient treatment in the intensive care unit, strengthening Mount Sinai’s care delivery. Additional efforts are underway to deploy team members and provide extra support in communities throughout the tri-state area.
Envision continues to support its hospital and health system partners across the nation who are faced with rising patient volumes and guide efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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About Envision Healthcare Corporation
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. The Company delivers physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 261 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients. For additional information, visit www.envisionhealth.com.