Boston PA Helps Safeguard the Homeless Through the Pandemic

American Academy of Physicians Assistants; Dave Andrews

Prior to the pandemic, Harrison Keyes, PA-C, devoted most of his time to two of BHCHP’s outpatient clinics and its 24/7 medical respite program. As the number of coronavirus cases rose—particularly among the homeless population—Keyes was asked to shift gears and oversee BHCHP’s COVID-19 testing program.

Keyes says the infection rates early on within many of the shelters were especially high, often times in the 30 to 40% range. He soon implemented a comprehensive testing and surveillance program that encompassed the area’s largest shelters. Read more!