Tweetcap: Stephen Parodi, MD, shares op-ed on health care and wildfires

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Stephen Parodi, MD, associate executive director at The Permanente Medical Group, shared his insights on the California wildfires through the lens of health care. In the piece, Dr. Parodi — who leads an emergency management team with oversight for more than 4 million patients and 21 hospitals within Kaiser Permanente Northern California — calls for greater collective action in addressing climate change, as well as improved infrastructure to better prepare for these disasters.

This is a “new normal” many medical professionals must learn to address without any training…

…and understanding how to evacuate patients, many of whom are critically ill, is now a necessary skill…

…the issues that climate change present in this area are unparalleled and require innovative solutions…

…which is why a number of Permanente physicians, care professionals, and executives are spreading the word about this important subject…

…organizations and health experts outside of Kaiser Permanente are also sharing this story of national importance…

…and its even sparking conversation through other prominent publications…

To read the full article, visit the New York Times website.