COVID-19 voices: Judy Geiger, Vice President of Patient Care Services

CMH Annual Report 2020


Judy Geiger, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, Oregon

“Early in the pandemic, CMH created a Surge Plan for the hospital. Every department developed a piece of the plan to assure they could function at an optimal level if the hospital filled up with COVID-19 patients.

In November, we did experience a surge of patients. Our Nurse Staffing Committee came together and created an emergency plan for a staffing model that would be used for this surge and any future potential emergency situations.

The nurses formed some wonderful ideas to ensure we could provide great care to a large group of patients. This teamwork demonstrated what can happen when we all work together toward a common goal.”

Judy Geiger, RN
CMH Vice President of Patient Care Services

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