COVID-19 Findings

Starting in the Spring of 2020, Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network began asking about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on health care facilities’ workforce and operations. Use the dashboard below to explore responses by facility type for each data collection period.

Facility Type Fall 2021 Spring 2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2020
10/2 – 11/7 4/9 – 5/23 10/5 – 11/8 4/6 – 5/17
Acute care hospital (25 beds or fewer) 8 24 13 14
Acute care hospital (more than 25 beds) 4 17 7 7
BH – Behavioral-mental health clinic 26 23 23 19
BH – Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services 3 4 3 2
BH – Freestanding Evaluation & Treatment facility 3 7 4 6
BH – Mobile crisis outreach team 3 5 * 4
BH – Other residential treatment facility§ 2 3 2 1
BH – Outpatient substance use disorder treatment 4 ** ** **
BH – Psychiatric residential treatment facility 4 5 4 6
BH – Psychiatric/substance abuse hospital * 0 0 3
BH – Substance use disorder residential treatment facility 5 3 5 0
Community/Retail pharmacy 2 12 0 2
Dentist office/dental clinic 158 13 14 316
Federally qualified health center (FQHC) or community clinic providing care free or on sliding fee scale 19 9 7 22
Higher Education / Research 5 4 6 9
Home health care service 6 6 3 7
Hospice 0 * 3 2
Hospital/Clinical pharmacy 1 15 4 4
LTC – Adult family home 0 4 * 4
LTC – Assisted living facility 34 11 22 19
LTC – Intermediate care facility ** ** ** **
LTC – Nursing & personal care facility ** ** ** **
LTC – Nursing home or skilled nursing facility 36 12 18 20
LTC – Other nursing/personal care facility† 3 4 2 0
LTC – Retirement community/Independent living facility 6 * 3 5
Medical/diagnostic laboratory * 7 * 2
Other hospital 3 ** ** **
Other out-of-facility behavioral health services¶ 4 6 6 2
Other‡ 8 6 6 1
Physical and/or occupational therapy * * * 4
Primary care medical clinic (not FQHC or community clinic) 13 19 16 13
Public health * 4 0 1
School 3 3 3 6
Specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital * 0 * 3
Specialty medical clinic 6 9 5 0
Veterinary medicine 0 0 0 0
Total 369 235 179 504

Notes:

*This category was collapsed into “Other” because fewer than 3 responses were received

**This category was not collected in this data collection period

†Facility types included in “LTC – Other nursing/personal care facility” by data collection period:

  • Fall 2021 – In-home caregiver suppot, area agency on aging, other personal care facility
  • Spring 2021 – Hospice, retirement community/independent living facility
  • Fall 2020 – Adult family home, CCRC
  • Spring 2020 – Adult family home, hospice
  • Fall 2019 – Adult family home, home care/private duty nursing
  • Spring 2019 – Adult family home, dementia care, memory care

‡Facility types included in “Other” by data collection period:

  • Fall 2021 – Adult day health, ACH, medical and diagnostic laboratory, permanent supportive housing, physical therapy, public health, rural health network, senior center
  • Spring 2021 – Community health and OBOT clinic, EMS, physical and/or occupational therapy, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
  • Fall 2020 – Medical and diagnostic laboratory, physical therapy, prison health, social services, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
  • Spring 2020 – Hospital/clinical pharmacy, outpatient pediatric and adult therapies, physical therapy clinic
  • Fall 2019 – EMS, clean & sober living homes, community based social services, medical/diagnostic laboratory, prison, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
  • Spring 2019 – Aging and disability resource center, higher education / research, correctional facility, fire department, transportation department, hospice
  • Summer 2018 – Psychiatric/substance abuse hospital, advocacy, area agency on aging, senior services, community based long term services and supports
  • Fall 2017 – Higher education/research, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital, public health, intermediate care facility, work release
  • Spring 2017 – Psychiatric/substance abuse hospital, advocacy, dentist office/dental clinic
  • Fall 2016 – Acute care hospital (more than 25 beds), higher education/research, medical/diagnostic laboratory, massage therapy, policy development, 2-1-1 information and referral
  • Summer 2016 – Specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital, intermediate care facility, health care education, physician’s billing office

¶Facility types included in “BH – Other out-of-facility behavioral health services” by data collection period:

  • Fall 2021 – In-home BH services, multidisciplinary outreach mobile team, outpatient competency restoration
  • Spring 2021 – Administrative support organization, behavioral day center, pediatric behavioral health clinic, SUD (non-residential)
  • Fall 2020 – Mobile crisis outreach team, syringe services program, program for assertive community treatment, secure withdrawal management facility, substance use disorder clinic

§Facility types included in “BH – Other residential treatment facility” by data collection period:

  • Fall 2021 – Residential behavioral health, SUD and psychiatric combined
  • Spring 2021 – Psychiatric unit at a community hospital, short stay crisis respite center
  • Fall 2020 – Residential behavioral health, mental and medical compromised program
  • Spring 2020 – CRC/HOPE programs, Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services, substance use disorder residential treatment facility