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A regional trauma organization as a coordinating body for a regional pandemic response: A brief report

Jodi Keller, RN, Sherri Kovach, RN, MS, Gregg M. Gascon, PhD, Robert E. Falcone, MD


The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SASRS-CoV-2) in 2019-2020 had a substantial impact on the healthcare resources of the world community. An organized regional response was essential to saving lives, preserving and distributing health care resources, and coordinating health care efforts. This brief report describes how a long-established regional trauma organization (RTO) provided that coordination in Central, Southeast, and Southeast Central Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic.


regional trauma organization, COVID-19, pandemic

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