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By Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP; Bozwell Bueno; Meghan Long, MHA; and Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH

Over the past several months we have had the privilege of supporting health care organizations across the United States as they respond to unprecedented challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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By Mary Brindle, MD, MPH

A pediatric surgeon’s job is characterized by urgency — whether operating on a neonate born with a life-threatening condition or a teenager badly injured in a motor vehicle collision. We are familiar with rapid decision-making informed by best evidence. These are qualities that proved essential in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am a pediatric surgeon at a hospital located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and at the western border of the Canadian prairies in one of the largest urban centers in Canada. We serve a catchment area of about 2.5 million people. I am also a health systems researcher, running a research lab and serving as director of the research arm of our provincial surgery strategic network. As COVID-19 began its inexorable march across the continents, I found myself well-positioned as a researcher to help identify best practices and build tools to support them, while at the same time putting those practices into action as a clinician. …

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By Rebecca Weintraub, MD

Like many families, we watched summer plans for our two children dissolve as the COVID-19 pandemic raged unchecked and travel restrictions mounted, forcing many camps to go virtual or shut down. …


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