Cleveland’s University Hospitals offering sleep pods for front-line COVID-19 workers

Cleveland-based University Hospitals will offer sleep pods for front-line employees as part of a pilot program with HOHM throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the health system revealed Oct. 12.

Kelly Gooch –
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

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The pods, each 43.5 square feet, will consist of a twin bed, a personal privacy and sound-blocking curtain and charging stations and be offered to doctors, nurses and staff in the UH Cleveland Medical Center emergency situation department. The hospital will clean up the pods after each use, and they can be booked for as much as four hours, the 18-hospital health system said.

” Our UH Cleveland Medical Center Emergency Department front-line caregivers have been working relentlessly for months to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” Robyn Strosaker, MD, COO of UH Cleveland Medical Center, stated in a news release. “In the midst of all this injury and tension, weve constantly searched for new ways to support our team.”.

University Hospitals stated HOHM plans to broaden its sleeping pod placements in more health centers in the coming months.