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OU Medicine to hold COVID-19 Media Briefing on Tuesday, March 17

OU Medicine to hold COVID-19 Media Briefing on Tuesday, March 17

Join OU Medicine Tuesday, March 17 at 10 a.m. for a live update on coronavirus (COVID-19). OU Medicine will have info about the precautions the organization is taking to keep patients safe, guidelines for pregnant women, how you can play a role to “Flatten the Curve", and more.

View the Facebook live update here



1)    Welcome/Introduce Guests

Jennifer Schultz, Senior Vice President, OU Medicine


2)    OU Medicine preparedness for COVID-19 as an enterprise.

Chuck Spicer, FACHE, OU Medicine, Inc. President and CEO and Jason Sanders, M.D., OU Health Sciences Center Senior Vice President and Provost             


3)    Importance of Preparedness in Hospitals to Ensure We can Care for the Patients Hospital’s New Visitor Policy Return to Work Guidelines for Healthcare Personnel

Linda Salinas, MD, Epidemiologist, OU Medical Center


4)    What is a Pandemic? What Trends Are We Seeing?

Aaron Wendelboe, Ph.D., Epidemiologist, OU Hudson College of Public Health


5)    Why is it Important to “Bend the Curve”? How Does the Public Play a Roll in Bending the Curve?

Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, Enterprise Chief Quality Officer, OU Medicine and


6)    How Can You Help Stop the Spread (extension of Bending the Curve Discussion)? What To Do If You Are Exposed? Screening vs. Testing

Douglas Drevets, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, OU Medicine


7)    Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Rodney Edwards, MD, Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The Children’s Hospital


8)    Q&A Session