Healthy Connections Summer 2020: Healthy Update

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Healthy UPDATE

COVID-19
Keeping you and our team safe

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Vidant Health is taking steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, team members and their families. Here are some ways we’re modifying our operations and doing our part to stop the spread.

NEW PATIENT SCREENING
New patients with coughs are identified and given a mask at our entry points. Patients exposed to someone with COVID-19 are put in isolation rooms.

IN-HOSPITAL SAFETY
Hand sanitizer is available at all of our hospitals. Isolation rooms, personal protective equipment and hand-washing help protect our on-site team members.

 LIMITING VISITORS
Visitors are prohibited across all Vidant hospitals. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent or caregiver after an on-site screening. Exceptions to accommodate special circumstances are being made on a case-by-case basis.

MAKING ESSENTIAL CARE SAFE
Vidant is increasing access to any surgery or procedure that, if not done within four weeks, would cause harm to the patient. This includes select general and orthopedic surgeries, as well as cardiac, vascular and gastroenterology procedures.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
You can call the COVID-19 community resource line at (252) 847-8000 for questions related to COVID-19 and to learn more about protecting yourself, loved ones and the community. Get help from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., seven days a week.

 

 

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