Tom Magliocchetti, MSBME, MEEE
Senior Director of Facilities Operations, Steward Morton Hospital
Environment of Care Consultant, Joint Commission Resources
Tom Magliocchetti shares how a multidisciplinary team can work together to fight this pandemic.
Collaboration and teamwork help during crisis
“As a facilities leader who works in day-to-day hospital operations within a state that is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients, I have seen my colleagues come together quickly to address this ongoing pandemic that has impacted so many of our fellow Americans and people across the globe. Throughout my career, I have always believed that it takes a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and high-quality health care.”
“At Morton Hospital, which is proudly serving as a dedicated COVID-19 care center, we have worked together on a 24-hour basis to ensure that our Environment of Care meets the needs of patients and staff with additional negative air capacity, additional personal protective equipment and continual training to respond to the increased needs to meet a pandemic of this magnitude. My clinical and facilities colleagues both at Morton Hospital and within the Steward Health Care system have worked in a tireless and seamless manner to make it all come together. I am sure we will all learn much from these challenging times, and I am also confident that with a focus on a safe and effective Environment of Care we will be prepared for the health care challenges to come.”