Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center Boosts Hospital’s Ability To Care For Patients During Covid-19 Pandemic
Since the first patient with COVID-19 was admitted within the Johns Hopkins Health System in March 2020, the Capacity Command Center has managed the flow of patients into and out of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and other health system hospitals, allowing for patients to receive optimal and often lifesaving care.
“We didn’t need a separate plan for patients with COVID-19 because this is what we do every day,” said Jim Scheulen, chief administrative officer, emergency medicine and capacity management at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “These were patients with emergency needs just like others, but they had COVID-19. They’re patients and they’re being transported, and we know how to do that.”