Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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: 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57--63

Framework for obstetrics and gynecology department change management in response to COVID-19 pandemic: A tertiary center experience


Azza M Madkhali1, Sharifa O Al Ghamdi1, Hythem Al-Sum1, Hanan M Al-Kadri1, Suwarnnah Sinnappan2, Nadia A Al Ghilan1, Heba Hamam1, Hayat Al-Rabiea'a1, Saad M AL-Shamrani1, Saif Al Saif3, Nabiha A Tashkandi4, Mohamed S Al-Moamary5 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Obstetrical Nursing Services, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Neonatal Intensive Care, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Nursing Services, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Azza M Madkhali
PO Box 22490 Mail Code 1216, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus (cov) disease 2019 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome cov 2 has imposed significant demands on healthcare systems across the world. These demands were more significant on obstetrics and gynecology (obgyn) patients, who required services that had to continue despite the closure of other services. This paper describes the change management of an obgyn department at a tertiary health-care center. That experience resulted in a complete management shift in the institution and the formation of an infectious disease epidemic plan for respiratory infections. Description of the change management performed, difficulties encountered, and achievements obtained can assist other departments change management when they face similar situations.


How to cite this article:
Madkhali AM, Al Ghamdi SO, Al-Sum H, Al-Kadri HM, Sinnappan S, Al Ghilan NA, Hamam H, Al-Rabiea'a H, AL-Shamrani SM, Al Saif S, Tashkandi NA, Al-Moamary MS. Framework for obstetrics and gynecology department change management in response to COVID-19 pandemic: A tertiary center experience.Ann Thorac Med 2021;16:57-63


How to cite this URL:
Madkhali AM, Al Ghamdi SO, Al-Sum H, Al-Kadri HM, Sinnappan S, Al Ghilan NA, Hamam H, Al-Rabiea'a H, AL-Shamrani SM, Al Saif S, Tashkandi NA, Al-Moamary MS. Framework for obstetrics and gynecology department change management in response to COVID-19 pandemic: A tertiary center experience. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 3 ];16:57-63
Available from: https://www.thoracicmedicine.org/article.asp?issn=1817-1737;year=2021;volume=16;issue=1;spage=57;epage=63;aulast=Madkhali;type=0