COVID-19 Information and Resources
Updated Information and Resources
Childcare Referral Service Available to Providers
KCMS is creating a childcare referral list for in-home childcare needs. This program is open to healthcare providers and staff who are in need of baby/kid sitting services. The Society is offering this as a service to our members and their colleagues at no expense.
If you are currently healthy and not part of or interacting with vulnerable populations (elderly, immuno-compromised, pregnant), we invite you to consider helping. Please see the attached document for enrollment procedures. Click here to learn more.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is developing their roster of volunteers (healthcare professionals and general support volunteers) who may be available in the coming weeks to assist in the COVID-19 response.At this time, there is no option to work remotely, any assignment would be at a specified location. Training, insurance, parking and snacks/meals would be provided.
Work at Swedish Hospital as a provider by filling out the linked survey above and yes, they have emergency credentialing in place!
Physician Perspective Survey
Your experiences, talents, and voices need to be appreciated! Please take a few minutes to complete our “Experiences and Volunteer Survey”. Feel free to forward the survey to your colleagues.
This survey will also help us to identify providers who are interested in volunteering as we will create a centralized labor pool where providers could be deployed.
Blood Donations Needed
Help ensure that blood is available for those who need it. Donating blood is an essential activity and potential blood donors are exempt from the stay-at-home order. Donations are by appointment only at all Bloodworks Northwest locations to meet social distancing guidelines. Schedule your appointment at schedule.bloodworksnw.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members in the Media
The New York Times reporter interviewed medical society members Dr. Francis Riedo, Dr. Jeff Tomlin and Dr. Ettore Palazzo.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, is quoted in CNBC at a press conference with Governor Inslee (below), “The number of cases doubles every several days and we’ve had multiple instances of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities where vulnerable persons reside. We expect a large-scale outbreak in weeks and this will be a very difficult time”.
Member physician Dr. Susan J. Baumgaertel was interviewed for the Washington Post at the very beginning of the outbreak.
Solo practitioner and former KCMS Board President, Dr. Teresa Girolami has been on KING5 News television regularly. You can find the various segments, “Facts Not Fear” above.