PAs and NPs in employee health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pauline O'Bryan, James Cutrell, John D. Gonzalez, Azadeh Namiranian

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COVID-19 created unprecedented occupational health challenges for hospitals. To meet these demands at a large county safety-net hospital, a COVID-19 employee response team led by PAs and NPs was created. From April 2020 through February 2022, this team managed more than 14,000 discrete employee contacts related to COVID-19 employee concerns. This article describes our experience in creating this team and highlights key strengths and lessons for other institutions seeking to adopt similar models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • NP
  • PA
  • employee
  • occupational health
  • response team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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