Dear Colleagues,

Over the last several weeks, we have come together for our patients in extraordinary ways to prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As activity has increased at our hospitals and in the communities, we are seeing the benefits of our preparation and collaboration. We count among our many talented leaders and colleagues some of the nation’s leading experts in emergency planning, clinical care, research and operations. This group is not only supporting the needs of our patients and employees, but they are also providing guidance and assistance to public officials and many employers across the state.

This pandemic is precipitating a set of events unprecedented in our lifetime. I see how hard everyone is working together for our patients, employees and so many others across the state and beyond.

Teams from across our system are meeting around the clock, seven days a week. We are sharing best practices, developing policies and continuing to develop additional emergency plans to address staffing issues, space, supplies, testing and other logistical considerations for managing a potential surge of patients.

The ways in which you have come together confirms that when we combine our resources and talents, we can have the greatest impact for patients and the communities we serve.

With deep appreciation,

 

Anne Klibanski, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Partners HealthCare

The ways in which you have come together confirms that when we combine our resources and talents, we can have the greatest impact for patients and the communities we serve.

Anne Klibanski, MD President and Chief Executive Officer