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San Quentin COVID-19 Crisis Coverage


In July of 2020, San Quentin State Prison was tagged by the national media as the “Chernobyl of Coronavirus.” Half of the inmate population had contracted COVID-19 and the crisis demanded the creation of an emergency field hospital to meet the demand for patient care. The prison system’s medical staff was stretched beyond capacity to operate the emergency facility and treat the growing number of infected inmates.


The need for quality physicians to provide clinical care at the emergency COVID-19 field facility was immediate and critical. San Quentin contacted D&Y to assist in the critical task of quickly building a qualified medical staff to serve the patient population.


D&Y was able to quickly present 45 clinicians over the Independence Day holiday weekend. The client initially accepted 18 who were credentialed and immediately placed on assignment. As the need is ongoing, we continue to add clinicians to cover the needed shifts. Within the first eight days of the contract, D&Y locum clinicians provided approximately 150 hours of patient care per day. 


D&Y has been able to effectively flex coverage to meet our client’s requirements.  Based on this performance, D&Y has earned the opportunity to support this critical operation throughout the remainder of 2020. 

  • 45 clinicians presented in three days
  • 150 hours of patient care provided daily
  • 1 day – Time elapsed from date of initial contact to initial presentation

Since 1989, D&Y has held a distinctive leadership position within the healthcare staffing marketplace, driving unparalleled results through matching qualified clinicians with quality practice environments. Our dedication to our valued client partners is evidenced in our ongoing commitment to cost containment and cost reduction, while also driving market share and revenue enhancements – ultimately resulting in quality outcomes for the patient populations that you serve.


If you’d like more information on this client solution, or you’d like to speak with us about your specific challenge, please contact us at 800.955.1919 or e-mail clientservices@dystaffing.com.

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