ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) Resource Spotlight: The Exchange Issue 18, Innovations in Health Care Capacity Management

The articles in this issue focus on the experiences and lessons learned by health care facilities and systems during the early phases of the pandemic and beyond, to include the “tripledemic” (respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and COVID-19) that affected children in the state of Washington and across the U.S. during the winter of 2022-2023. Examined are the history and evolution of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council with a focus on their efforts to load patients during mass casualty incidents and public health emergencies. Subject matter experts from California discussed the unique characteristics and challenges faced by Imperial County and how tents and the use of an alternate care site bolstered patient care. The final article highlights the experiences of a Navajo Area Indian Health Service hospital working around the clock to locate appropriate receiving facilities and provide care in place while simultaneously managing staffing shortages.