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How COVID-19 Continues to Change Pediatric Healthcare (S5:E5)

For the last 18 months, we have collectively navigated personal and professional challenges related to the pandemic. We have celebrated the achievements of science with the development of COVID vaccines and we have grieved the compounding impacts to all things “normal” in life, including how we deliver care to our patients and families. Today we face a national shortage of healthcare workers converging with an increased demand for care as a historic early respiratory season and the Delta variant circulate in our communities.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

In this episode, Raphe Schwartz and Rhae Gamber join us to discuss the pediatric healthcare landscape and unique considerations for pediatric providers.

Schwartz serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Gamber is the Consulting Director of Women’s Health & Pediatric Intelligence at Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence services.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • How the pandemic has impacted the nation’s children’s hospitals
  • Forecast for decline of the RSV surge
  • What the “The Great Resignation” means for healthcare
  • Addressing the pediatric mental health crisis
  • How vaccine mandates may impact primary care practice and health systems
  • Trends and predictions for emergency department visits for COVID-19
  • Consolidation of services to address healthcare provider shortages
  • How birth rate declines might impact pediatric healthcare in the future
  • The lasting pediatric impacts of COVID-19

Resources for providers:

Refer a patient to Children’s Colorado.