Patients have been asked to avoid healthcare facilities when possible, while more visits have been done via smartphones and laptops than in exam rooms. Meanwhile, some providers transformed hotels, sports arenas, and park spaces into makeshift hospitals, and others called on staff who once had schedules packed with surgeries and other procedures to sew cloth masks and gowns.

And these are just a few examples of how hospitals and other healthcare organizations have adapted to a world in which a new highly contagious and deadly virus exists.

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