Hospitals are Safe for Care During COVID-19
Keeping You Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Our Commitment to Care & Safety
The ongoing safety of our patients, staff and communities while providing the highest quality care remain our focus. We continue to take precautions to reduce your risk of COVID-19 while seeking care in our Emergency Departments.
To protect you and others, we have taken the following steps:
- Limited entry points at all hospitals — All staff, patients and visitors will enter the hospital at designated entry points where they will be screened prior to entering. Staff who screen positive are evaluated by Employee Health and Safety department before they can return to work.
- Visitor restrictions — By limiting visitation to specific types of patients, we can maintain social distancing and help prevent exposure to COVID-19.
- COVID-19 patient care — We are isolating those patients who have tested positive or those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 to specific treatment areas with a care team assigned only to COVID-19 patients.
- Protecting our staff — All staff members working in COVID-19 patient care areas, screening areas and emergency departments are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPEs) including masks, gloves, gowns and eye protection. Our staff is trained in the proper use of PPEs and are experts in patient safety.
- Safety for all — Everyone within our facilities is now wearing an appropriate mask or face covering.
- Caring for you and our community – Visit this website for the latest COVID-19 updates and information about preventing the spread of COVID-19. Call your physician or the Coronavirus Information Hotline at (855) 851-3641 if you have questions, or for screening and care instructions.
Do Not Delay Emergency Care
Because of rigorous safety measures, our hospitals remain safe places to seek care for emergency conditions. Do not delay care for emergency conditions. Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately if you have the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Compound fracture (bone visible)
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart attack
- Ingestion of poisons
- Major head injuries
- Major trauma
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe burns
- Snake bites
- Uncontrollable bleeding