A healthcare CEO who is a Fresno, CA man, is making it his purpose to get COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of patients after he went into the hospital with the virus himself.
Healthcare CEO Scott Wells got COVID-19
Just days before Christmas, in December, he got to feeling sick and later positive for the virus.
“It hurt every time I was breathing and I just felt strange,” he recalls.
In fact, Wells went to Community Regional Medical Center where he was in the hospital for six days. He said the sights inside were unforgettable.
Moreover, as I was being pushed through the middle of the hospital hall, there was a gurney with people in it for as far as the eye can see.
“The halls are super wide and they’re pushing me through the middle on both sides of the halls. There’s a gurney with people in it for as far as the eye can see. It looked like a movie,” he says.
Once he was let go, Wells says he didn’t waste any time.
In fact, he and other Sante leaders thought of ways to get more people the vaccination. Ultimately, they teamed up with Sierra Pacific Orthopedic (SPOC), which is where many Sante employees were helping the administration.
As you have probably heard today, we’re trying to open up a couple of additional sites, our site at SPOC was completely at capacity, he said.
Representing 1,200 phyisicians, Wells says many of them are wanting to administer the vaccines themselves to their patients.
Fewer restrictions to roll out more doses, sooner, and what is needing now is more manpower, he said.
Setting in motion is a lot of rules and regulations so nobody can get sued. It becomes a problem in that everything gets slowing down when we do that, he says.
More physicians can get vaccine shipments in the next coming days or weeks, Wells is hoping. It would speed up the process to prevent others from getting the virus.