In addition, Tidelands Health has implemented a series of extra precautions at all of the health system’s 60-plus care locations as part of the organization’s ”Safe in our Care” initiative.
The initiative includes Safe Care Navigators, who screen patients for symptoms of COVID-19, provide hand sanitizer for hand hygiene and answer safety-related questions, enhanced check-in and check-out procedures, designated social distancing zones and enhancements to the organization’s already-stringent cleaning protocols in lobbies and exam rooms. In addition, all patients, visitors and team members are required to wear a face covering or mask in all Tidelands Health care locations.
“The safety of our patients is something we take extremely seriously,” Dr. Adams says. “It’s very important people know about the measures we’ve put in place in response to COVID-19.”