“Envision clinicians continue to raise their hands to care for patients, regardless of where they are or how far they have to travel,” said Envision Healthcare President and CEO Jim Rechtin. “Our teams are going the extra mile because they are guided by one thing: putting patients first. Envision is on the front lines now and will be every day after to care for patients when they need it most.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Envision has actively engaged with hospital partners across the nation to provide support in the face of unprecedented demand for patient care. In addition to sending 200 clinicians to New York area hospitals, Envision’s anesthesiology clinicians are transferring their skills within their current hospitals and health systems, providing backup to emergency departments and intensive care units. As COVID-19 patient volumes fluctuate in different parts of the nation, Envision will continue to deploy clinicians to care for patients in areas of need.
While mobilizing to meet the need for more physicians and advanced practice providers across the nation, Envision has taken a series of actions to respond to sharp increases in COVID-19 patients and protect and support its clinicians on the front lines, including:
- Securing more than 4 million items of PPE, including masks, face shields, gowns, and goggles to support Envision’s clinicians and hospital partners. This PPE is being delivered to areas of greatest need.
- More than 250 Envision surgery centers across the nation are gearing up to provide staff, equipment, and PPE to support local hospitals. These facilities can help care for the surge in patients, provide overflow capacity, and facilitate testing for COVID-19.
- Deploying telehealth platforms. Telehealth technology allows Envision’s clinicians to practice social distancing and preserves necessary PPE. Even doctors who are quarantined can use telehealth to remotely treat patients.
- Treating every patient regardless of their ability to pay. Envision has committed to working with all parties to ensure no COVID-19 patient is burdened with unexpected costs. We will not send patients surprise medical bills and will work to ensure patients are only responsible for in-network cost-sharing.
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 257 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, payers, providers and patients. For additional information, visit www.envisionhealth.com.