Seven Ways Hospitals are Battling the Swine Flu Surge

Other than reform, the most talked about subject on the healthcare front in recent months has been the dreaded H1N1 virus--also known as the swine flu. Reports are rampant that many facilities may not be prepared to handle the influx of patients expected to crowd hospitals and doctors' offices in the next few months; between a lack of equipment and a lack of healthy workers, this pandemic could take a heavy toll on many facilities if the proper steps are not taken.

This slideshow covers seven tips for your facility, as you prepare for H1N1. Some of the tips may be obvious, however, as the old saying goes: It's better to be safe than sorry. Start slideshow