The Tidelands Health team members working at the testing events – easily identifiable by their matching “Safe in Our Care” T-shirts – represent a range of departments across the health system, including medical personnel from non-hospital locations and support professionals from human resources, community health resources, facilities management and more.
Medical personnel in personal protective equipment perform the COVID-19 tests, while other workers distribute packets of information, help with registration, shuttle supplies and support traffic control.
While dozens of team members man the community testing events, other personnel remain hard at work at Tidelands Health physician offices and hospitals to care for patients who need medical care.
With the logistics down to a science, vehicles move swiftly through the free COVID-19 community testing events organized by Tidelands Health.
“Our team is simultaneously meeting different needs of our community members at different locations as we battle COVID-19 with every resource we have,” Resetar says.
The South Carolina National Guard Medical Task Force – COVID-19 Mission is also pitching in to help. At the request of Tidelands Health, Guard personnel supported the health system’s July 10 testing event in Georgetown and will continue to work at the testing events every Friday through July. The next testing event is Friday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Avenue North. Up to 3,000 people will be tested – making the event the largest to date.