Comment on: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: Calming the Perfect Storm

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Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; Commonwealth Medicine; Center for Health Innovation and Quality

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Geriatrics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Patient Safety | Virus Diseases


To the Editor: Ouslander's and Grabowski's recent article which included recommendations for “Calming the Perfect Storm” of COVID‐19 in nursing facilities was timely and thorough.Although excellent in scope, in our opinion it did not address one critical area, namely, the vital role of clinical leadership to navigate this crisis. We assert that this role belongs to the nursing home medical director in an often overlooked and yet critically important partnership with the administrator, director of nursing and infection preventionist.


COVID-19, nursing homes, nursing home medical directors

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Zorowitz RA, Bergman C, Haimowitz D, Kalender-Rich JL, Polakoff DF, Steinberg K, Wright JL. Comment on: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: Calming the Perfect Storm. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Feb;69(2):324-325. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16995. Epub 2020 Dec 31. PMID: 33348421. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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