These are unprecedented times in America and the world. As we all witness and participate in the extraordinary measures being taken to protect our communities from the COVID-19 virus, it’s important to NorthPark Health and Rehabilitation that our patients, their families, our employees, and the larger community understand the actions we’re taking to ensure the health and safety of our patients.
Infection control is at the forefront for any healthcare provider, and NorthPark has employed rigorous infection control protocols since its inception. With the threat of COVID-19, we have heightened our protocols in an effort to mitigate the risk even further. We are carefully following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and adhering to the guidance offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Most importantly, our staff of medical professionals are working around the clock vigilantly utilizing every tool available to them to care for our patients. A few of the specific steps we’ve taken are:
• Providing health screenings for employees, visitors, and anyone who enters our facility
• Limiting exposure by temporarily reducing the number of outside visitors in our facility
• Monitoring patients’ health to detect potential health issues before they become a problem
• Taking this very seriously and exercising an abundance of caution
• Conducting COVID 19-specific training for our caregivers and medical professionals
• Keeping current on the frequent updates from the CDC and CMS
In times of crisis, the understated heroes among us tend to quietly emerge, and that is our experience at NorthPark Health and Rehabilitation. Our team of medical professionals and caregivers in our communities is surpassing expectations. Their level of strength, fortitude, and commitment shines in good times, and they are truly a force for good in these tremendously challenging times.
If we all remain vigilant and follow the good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette instructions of the infectious disease medical experts, we’ll continue to move toward positive solutions. We have posted on our web site several resources including the CDC guidelines for stopping COVID-19.
Keep the faith. We can and we will prevail.