OAHHS Hospital Voice Fall/Winter 2021-22

6 » A magazine for and about Oregon Community Hospitals. BENT, NOT BROKEN A summer COVID spike tested hospitals—and made them stronger in the end. By Jon Bell It was early July 2021 and Diana Erdman was feeling something a little like relief—that after more than a year of nonstop COVID-19 madness, things might actually be settling down a bit. As the administrative director of acute inpatient units at Adventist Health Portland, Erdman had been deep in the battle against the pandemic along with the rest of Adventist’s nearly 1,000 employees since it began in March of 2020.