Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory
As more attention turns to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak globally and here in the United States, we want to assure you that Adventist HealthCare is prepared. As we work with local and state health officials, we will keep you updated.
What is Adventist HealthCare Doing to Prepare?
Adventist HealthCare has a team of experts across our system that continue to prepare our employees and facilities to provide care during this time. Our processes are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adventist HealthCare continues to work with county and state public health officials on the latest plans to address the needs in our community.
Some examples of our preparedness efforts include:
- Implementing visitor restrictions
- Continued screening of patients and visitors for symptoms related to COVID-19
- Assessing and postponing any elective and non-emergent procedures
- Performing additional training and exercises to help our caregivers safely and efficiently take care of patients
- Erecting emergency tents at our facilities to help with the triage of patients
Please remember that if you start to develop symptoms, to first call your primary care doctor or an Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care near you to determine next steps. These tents will allow for more capacity and will be used to triage any patients coming to the Emergency Departments. Testing will not be performed in the tent or hospital; patients with symptoms who meet appropriate criteria for hospitalization may get testing. Setting up tents and other activities are additional steps our hospitals are taking to prepare for a potential influx of patients and to provide safe and efficient care to our community.