Newswise — CLEVELAND – University Hospitals announced today the rollout of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook -- a comprehensive toolkit to help businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
As businesses begin to think about reopening, they are looking for guidance as to how they can keep their workforce, facilities and customers safe. In response, UH created a playbook as a resource for reopening safely, which includes a website with important, up-to-date content; a downloadable version of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook; and an opportunity to ask UH experts for advice.
These resources aggregate key recommended best practices in alignment with current guidance from federal and state agencies. Additionally, UH infectious disease experts provide context and simplification of the material to help employers as they navigate their reactivation implementation plans, arming businesses with strategies for a safe and healthy restart.
“The health and safety of our community is our highest priority,” noted Joan Zoltanski, MD, UH Community Reactivation Director, who leads the UH Healthy Restart efforts. “All of us at UH have been working to care for our community, one patient at a time. Now that businesses and organizations are making plans to return to work, UH wants to be there to help. We know people are looking for trusted health information and our goal is to share what we have learned around COVID-19 in a way that is helpful to our local businesses.”
Designed with input from the local business community, the UH Healthy Restart Playbook includes information on what employers need to know, how to keep people safe, guidelines for environmental safety, and recommendations for building trust with employees and customers. Additionally, the “Ask an Expert” feature enables local businesses to submit questions to UH experts. Answers to the most frequently asked items will then be published online so all viewers may benefit from the guidance provided by UH. Another key resource is the downloadable version of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook, which utilizes UH’s proprietary Screen, Clean and 6-feet In BetweenTM checklist, and is presented in an easy-to-understand format.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UH has been assisting the community through one-on-one consultation and town halls with infectious disease and safety experts, as well as providing information on best practices for staying safe,” said Dan Simon, MD, Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer of University Hospitals. “The creation of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook is an extension of care for the local community, offering resources to help business and non-profit leaders jump-start their recoveries while taking proactive steps that help reduce the likelihood of a second surge.”
The materials and resources provided by UH are intended for informational and educational purposes only. This information should not be used as a replacement for medical or legal advice. Employers are solely responsible for complying with all applicable legal requirements and making decisions regarding their operations and employees based on their individual circumstances and company policies. Since what each employer does is specific to its needs, please contact University Hospitals if looking for specific advice.
About University Hospitals
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit UHhospitals.org.