In the face of a fall surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations, Colorado hospitals collaborated to create a tiered transfer process of COVID-19 patients, the Combined Hospital Transfer Center (CHTC). The CHTC functioned as a true partnership among hospitals across the state to allow the safe transfer of patients with COVID-19 from hospitals that had reached capacity to hospitals with bed availability. Colorado Hospital Association will share how the CHTC was created and implemented, the challenges faced and strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Leeret, Robert; Moore, Jr., MPH, TLO, Lyle; Zachary, Kevin; and Tad-y, MD, Darlene, "Colorado's Combined Hospital Transfer Center: Ensuring Care for All Coloradans" (2021). COVID-19: Spread the Science, not the Virus Seminar Series. Paper 26.