Riverview Terrace Team: A Novel Special Operations Forces Medic Role Emerges at the Forefront of the Fight Against COVID-19

Academic Article


  • During the Spring 2020 COVID surge, a team primarily composed of SOF medics coalesces in New York City, rapidly establishes a field hospital within a large academic teaching hospital, then transitions to step-down and ICU care as institutional needs evolve. Empowered to work as RNs, by emergency decree, the SOF medics, remarkable performance supports the need to define a novel role within the civilian healthcare system for these valuable, highly experienced, and underused providers.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Valenzuela J; Harrison C; Barajas J; Johnston EE
  • Start Page

  • 136
  • End Page

  • 138
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4