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What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End

What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Healthcare Business

The world has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including global healthcare systems and businesses. As governments around the globe begin to relax restrictions across their respective countries, it is important to understand the implications these changes will have on the healthcare industry.

Many health care services were halted during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns, with medical centers reducing or even closing their doors due to stringent safety protocols. With vaccines now widely available and infections falling in many parts of the world, life as we know it is beginning to return back to normalcy.

This means that health care services are once again slowly reopening for regular operations, allowing people access to much needed medical attention and treatments. This also means that the healthcare industry is beginning to see a surge in business. Patients who have been avoiding doctor visits during lockdowns and prioritizing only essential care are now seeking medical attention for their non-urgent and long-term health issues.

However, this does not mean that safety protocols have gone away completely. Many health care centers continue to enforce social distancing, use masks and other protective equipment in high risk situations, and limit the number of visitors at any given time. This can result in slower patient intake times as well as longer wait periods for appointments or treatments.

How the Healthcare Business Implemented COVID-19 Restrictions

In order to maintain the safety of both healthcare workers and patients, health care businesses have implemented various restrictions and protocols. Among these are the implementation of telemedicine services that allow patients to connect with medical professionals online rather than in-person. This is an especially useful tool for those who need regular check ups without having to leave their homes or risk exposure to COVID-19.

Healthcare centers have also been attempting to accommodate more remote appointments for certain treatments and procedures, such as physical therapy sessions and mental health counseling. In addition, a number of facilities are providing additional services such as virtual classes and activities for people trying to stay active while under quarantine or isolation orders.

Finally, many clinical trials for new treatments and vaccinations are also now being conducted remotely, allowing researchers to continue their work without risking the safety of their teams or subjects. These measures have been essential in ensuring that both healthcare workers and patients remain safe during this pandemic, while still allowing for necessary medical services to be provided.

The healthcare industry has had a long road ahead to adjust to the changes brought on by COVID-19, but it is slowly adapting and normalizing operations as we move through this period. By continuing to prioritize safety protocols while still providing needed medical attention, health care businesses are doing their part in helping people get back on track with their lives.

The Way Things are Changing as COVID-19 Restrictions Begin to Relax

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax, the healthcare industry is having to adapt yet again in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing situation. This means that even more emphasis needs to be placed on safety protocols and best practices as medical centers incorporate more remote services into their operations.

Additionally, it is important for healthcare businesses to remain flexible and open-minded as they adjust their systems and procedures in response to changing infection rates and other pandemic developments. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of local regulations, updated communication with patients about guidelines, and continued collaboration with government authorities.

At the same time, it is essential that the healthcare industry does not lose its focus on providing quality medical services for its patients. By continuing to prioritize safety while still maintaining a high level of care, healthcare businesses can help ensure that people stay healthy and safe during this time of crisis.

How COVID-19 Changed Healthcare Forever

The pandemic has forced healthcare businesses to make drastic changes in order to keep their workers and patients safe. This has included implementing social distancing protocols, requiring the use of masks, limiting visitors, and providing more remote services. It has also required healthcare facilities to remain flexible as guidelines change in response to shifting infection rates.

At the same time, health care providers have had to adjust their procedures while still ensuring a high level of care for their patients. By continuing to prioritize safety protocols and best practices while still delivering quality medical services, the healthcare industry can effectively meet both its short-term objectives for containing the virus and its long-term goals of providing necessary treatments and services. 

Ultimately, COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on healthcare businesses and the way they operate. But with continued adaptation and quick action, these measures can help ensure that medical centers remain safe during this pandemic while still providing the necessary services to keep people healthy.

SMG Healthcare Recruiters for Your Healthcare Enterprise

Medical staffing is constantly in demand and since COVID-19, filling positions with qualified and seasoned professionals is more of a challenge than ever. This is where a healthcare staffing agency like SMG can be an essential asset for your treatment center, hospital, clinic or dentistry practice. Give SMG Healthcare Recruiters a call today at: (321) 353-8310 and find out what we can do to help your business thrive.

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Frank A. Severino, Jr.

Director of Recruiting & Managing Partner

Born in Chicago, Frank moved to the Orlando area in 2012. As SMG Healthcare Recruiters Director of Recruiting, Frank works directly with the talented people we recruit as well as interacting with clients to ensure their needs are met and their expectations are surpassed. Frank feels blessed to have the opportunity to help build the family business and to be engaged in important work that plays to his professional and personal strengths. Frank says, “Helping people find gainful employment in an industry so full of passion for helping others is truly rewarding.” Like his father, Frank Jr. has experience working in behavioral healthcare in business development. In his leisure time, Frank Jr. coaches a nationally recognized high school baseball team in Winter Park, Florida. He also enjoys fishing, relaxing on the beach, cookouts and watching Chicago sports.

Michael Severino

COO & Managing Partner

Born in Woodridge, IL, Michael moved to Florida in 2014 and has been working with SMG Healthcare Recruiters since 2016. As COO, Michael helps see to SMG & Associates’ daily operations and ensures that clients get everything they need and more. One of his favorite parts of the job is working with people, especially helping candidates reach their highest potential. Michael considers himself extremely fortunate in having the chance to build the family business with his dad and brother, Frank Jr. Michael says, “I really enjoy working with my family. My father is my hero and being able to learn from him everyday is an opportunity that most people don’t have.” Michael currently lives in St. Cloud, FL with his wife and two bulldogs, Buca and Ozzie. In his down time, Michael enjoys boating and jet skiing. He is a technology enthusiast and is currently learning how to code in HTML, Javascript and LUA.

Frank B. Severino, Sr.

CEO & Senior Managing Partner

Born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, Frank moved to Orlando, Florida in 2017. A founding member of SMG & Associates, he has been with the company since its very first day in 2019. Frank brings extensive experience in the Mental Health, Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse treatment field to SMG’s long list of strengths, working as the Executive VP of Business Development for RiverMend Health and as Regional Director for Lakeview Health. 

The move into healthcare recruiting seemed like fate to Frank as he has spent the bulk of his career working in either recruiting and staffing or mental health treatment. The decision to merge the two into the venture that became SMG Healthcare Recruiters came naturally. It allowed him to leverage his greatest strengths and provide truly exceptional service to the healthcare industry. 

Frank understands just how important filling positions with the right people is in the healthcare area because he’s seen the process from every angle. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with Karen, his wife of 38 years and is blessed to work with his sons, Frank and Michael in building SMG Healthcare Recruiters. His son Joseph has recently joined the firm and is learning the recruiting field as a candidate screener. Additionally, Frank leads our staffing company, “Pinnacle Staffing Resources”. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the N.O.W. Matters More Foundation. He divides his free time between various passions including boating, fishing and golf and work with his church.