Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest correctional system in the country embarked on a sizeable shift in normal operations to meet dramatic new mandates from the Centers for Disease Control. Leadership dismantled silos and changed the culture to create cross-functional teams. Following six collaborative strategies focused on communications, COVID-19 testing, operations, and management provided a successful framework for optimal patient and staff outcomes throughout the pandemic.
Discuss collaborative communication and cooperative governance with internal and external stakeholders
Differentiate the challenges and opportunities caused by management strategies for COVID-19
Review the success and sustainability resulting in the dismantling of the silo mentality
Deborah Bradford MSN, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation