Podcast – COVID-19 Update: On the Front Lines in New York City

By ASN Staff

April 8, 2020


This podcast covers a COVID-19 update from Dr. Barbara Murphy who is on the ground in New York City, a current hotspot in the US for COVID-19 cases. Dr. Murphy, MB BAO BCh, FRCPI, is currently the Murray M. Rosenberg ttp __thumb.jpgProfessor of Medicine and department chair for the Mount Sinai Health System (NYC). She is also dean of Clinical Integration and Population Health for the New York system’s Icahn School of Medicine and an ASN Councilor. Dr. Murphy is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City and plays a leading role in organizing the care effort there.

During the conversation, ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim asked, "In approaching this crisis on a macro-level, what would your overall advice be to your colleagues and other institutions throughout the country and world?" Dr. Murphy replied, "The biggest thing I would say is to look forward. Look at where you have to go, look at where the numbers are going and plan for that. This is not about, on any given day, 'we're fine, we've got it', it's not about filling holes. It's about being strategic, mapping out where you need to be... what are the manpower needs, the space needs, and the equipment needs."

Dr. Murphy also confirmed that social distancing/self-isolation efforts are working in New York. "We clearly have seen a change in the curve here, in the peak" she said. "I can't emphasize that enough."

Please listen for more information from the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

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This podcast covers a COVID-19 update from Dr. Barbara Murphy who is on the ground in New York City, a current hotspot in the US for COVID-19 cases. Dr. Murphy, MB BAO BCh, FRCPI, is currently the Murray M. Rosenberg ttp __thumb.jpgProfessor of Medicine and department chair for the Mount Sinai Health System (NYC). She is also dean of Clinical Integration and Population Health for the New York system’s Icahn School of Medicine and an ASN Councilor. Dr. Murphy is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City and plays a leading role in organizing the care effort there.

During the conversation, ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim asked, "In approaching this crisis on a macro-level, what would your overall advice be to your colleagues and other institutions throughout the country and world?" Dr. Murphy replied, "The biggest thing I would say is to look forward. Look at where you have to go, look at where the numbers are going and plan for that. This is not about, on any given day, 'we're fine, we've got it', it's not about filling holes. It's about being strategic, mapping out where you need to be... what are the manpower needs, the space needs, and the equipment needs."

Dr. Murphy also confirmed that social distancing/self-isolation efforts are working in New York. "We clearly have seen a change in the curve here, in the peak" she said. "I can't emphasize that enough."

Please listen for more information from the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Date:
Wednesday, April 8, 2020