Leading a Hospital Incident Command System during a global pandemic


  • Marsha L. Maurer, DNP, RN




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Responding to a healthcare crisis such as COVID-19 requires a practiced, nimble incident command structure. Our medical center is in one of the areas in the US that was hardest hit by the initial wave. Effective leadership of incident command was critical in our response.

Author Biography

Marsha L. Maurer, DNP, RN

Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, and the Cynthia and Robert J. Lepofsky Chief Nursing Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts


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How to Cite

Maurer, DNP, RN, M. L. “Leading a Hospital Incident Command System During a Global Pandemic”. Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 18, no. 7, May 2023, pp. 183-7, doi:10.5055/jem.0555.