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Mercy Health takes all precautions to ensure patient safety at facilities during COVID-19

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 11:13:31-04

Mercy Health is working hard to safely restore services for the community. They want to make sure you do not postpone care that you need to get healthy and stay well.

Dr. Daniel Roper, an Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Director of the Emergency Room at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, talks about Mercy Health's safety precautions, why patients shouldn't delay care, and what you can do to stay healthy.

Services currently available at Mercy Health are emergency room services, primary care services, and elective procedures. While there are a variety of services available to patients, Mercy Health is doing everything they can to ensure the environment is safe for their patients by performing the following tasks:

· Screening & Testing
Every person who enters our facilities gets temperature and symptom screening. That includes patients here for elective procedures and anyone staying overnight.
· Required Masking
For everyone's safety, all staff, patients and visitors are required to wear masks at all times in our facilities.
· COVID-Free Zones
Making sure all our patients are safely cared for is our highest priority. That’s why we've created COVID-Free Zones, where we provide care only for people not known to have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, in our facilities.
· Social Distancing
Social distancing is still one of the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19.
· Limited Visitors
Flattening the curve and stunting the spread of COVID-19 means reducing contact with others whenever possible.
· Enhanced Cleaning
For your safety, we've increased the frequency and intensity of our facility cleaning, be sure to follow the CDC's new COVID-19 guidelines.

Precautions You Can Take
You can take many precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals
  • Wear a face mask
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean all "high-touch" surfaces every day
  • Monitor any symptoms you might be experiencing

For more information on services and safety, precautions visit MercyHealth.com.