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Good Shepherd CEO Discusses Health Care After COVID-19 in PBS39 Panel

Michael Spigel Discussion Health Care After COVID-19 on PBS39

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network President & CEO Michael Spigel, PT, MHA, joined an expert panel of regional health-care leaders to discuss the future of health care in the wake of COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Health Care After COVID-19 aired live on PBS39 in the Lehigh Valley region on March 30, 2021, and is available to stream online.

During the one-hour broadcast, Spigel discussed:

  • What the pandemic taught us about health-care preparedness and readiness as a nation and health systems
  • How COVID-19 has highlighted disparities in care and reaching people of color, homebound seniors and people living with disabilities
  • Vaccine rollout
  • Impact of lasting effects from a COVID-19 infection (i.e., patients placed on a ventilator) and what it means for “long-haulers” who need ongoing rehabilitation care
  • The game-changing nature of telehealth, including virtual rehabilitation services, for patients
  • Good Shepherd’s plans to open a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Center Valley in 2023

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