Coronavirus (COVID-19): Patient experience—Administrative services on the frontline during crisis

Judy Overton, Kathy Denton, Michael Frumovitz, Carol Lewis, Sarah Christensen, Jaymesson Bezerra, Chris Hernandez, Michele S. Walker, Janice P. Finder, Ashlyn A. Proske, Sanchita Jain, Julai Whipple, Wendi L. Martinez, Jarrod S. Eska, Elizabeth W. Sutherland, Lisa L. Triche, Elizabeth A. Garcia, Randal S. Weber

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on care delivery among health care institutions and providers in the United States. As a categorical cancer center, MD Anderson has prioritized care for our patients based on acuity of their disease. We continue to implement measures to protect patients and employees from acquiring the infection within our facilities, and to provide acute management of cancer patients with concomitant COVID-19 infections who are considered at high risk of death. The Division of Patient Experience, formerly established in October 2016, has played an integral role in the institution's pandemic response from its inception. The team actively supported programs and processes in anticipation of the pandemic's effect on our patients and employees. We will describe how the team continues to serve in the ever-dynamic environment as we approach the expected surge in COVID-19 cases among our patient population, our employees, and in our community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1477-1481
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020


  • cancer patients
  • coronavirus
  • exemptions
  • no visitor policy
  • patient experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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