Gage Awards in the COVID-19 Innovations category highlight innovative practices, projects, and programs related to the coronavirus pandemic. This temporary category captures creative solutions for the current or potential future pandemics within the hospital or in its community.
COVID-19 Innovations are not all alike, but could include data and population surveillance, testing, communications, therapeutics, vaccine development, clinical trials and research, disparities reduction, community outreach, workforce programs, mental health programs, telehealth, empowering residents, resilience planning, or supply chain modifications. This is not an exhaustive list.
America’s Essential Hospitals will not select a winner and honorable mention in this category. Instead, the association will recognize five submissions for their innovations.