Just as the rest of the nation, DHCHD is taking COVID – 19 one day at a time. DHCHD’s Director of Infection Control and Chief Nursing Officer are working endlessly to stay up-to-date on the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations and regulations
Janae Wright, Chief Nursing Officer says, “We have a COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and containment policy in place and are prepared when the time comes that we have to care for patient with COVID-19. We are following the CDC’s Guidelines for early identification and isolation of patients that are high risk. You can help us decrease the likelihood of an influx of patients by self-isolating if you are experiencing symptoms that can be managed at home, social distancing, and practicing hand-hygiene.
Forefront Healthcare, a partner company to DHCHD has an Epidemiologist on their staff that is available to DHCHD to provide consult at any time. An Epidemiologist is a person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine, which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.
Dr. Randy Herring, Chief of Staff says, “We are currently working on ramping up testing capacities to start next week. The majority of people that test positive will be able to manage symptoms at home in self-quarantine. Of course, if a patient needs to be admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility they will be.”
Community officials are meeting every Monday, and Hospital Administrative Council is meeting every Wednesday to discuss the next steps, to ensure the proper plans are in place for when COVID -19 arrives in our community.
If you can manage your symptoms at home, you should do so. DHCHD will be updating the public on changes within our District via KXIT Radio at 94.5 FM, and our Facebook page @coonmemorial, tune in or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a good resource for information regarding the best plan of action for your safety, visit their website at https://www.cdc.gov/. If you have further, questions please feel free to message our Facebook page.