This article about ABS Director Dr. Amy J. Goldberg is available in full on the ABMS Certification Matters website.
As COVID-19 began to overwhelm hospitals in Seattle and New York, the team at the Temple University Health System (TUHS) started planning for the surge that was surely heading to Philadelphia.
“Fortunately, our Thoracic Medicine and Surgery Chief had been in contact with a pulmonologist in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at TUHS. His advice? Place all patients with COVID-19 in a dedicated building to help the health care team provide the most consistent, up-to-date care and help contain the spread of the virus.
Almost immediately, Dr. Goldberg and Claire Raab, MD, Temple’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, began the complex effort to transform Temple’s Esther K. Boyer Pavilion into a center to care for COVID-19 patients. The seven-story building, a former pediatric hospital, housed 85 doctors’ offices and several inpatient rooms. Centrally located, it is linked to the main hospital building by a covered bridge, which would make patient transfers easier.
Read the full story on the ABMS Certification Matters website.
June 25, 2020