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Medical Minute: How OhioHealth is Keeping You Safe

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Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, people still need to receive medical care, whether it be in the emergency department, a screening mammogram, an elective surgery and more.  But as we continue to get used to a "new normal" many are wondering just how safe it is to enter a medical facility.  As always, OhioHealth is prioritizing the safety of our patients, physicians and associates.  The latest OhioHealth Medical Minute shares ways we are working to keep you safe including:

  • Daily health screening of associates, including temperature monitoring.
  • Using hospital-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) that is appropriate for each associate’s role.
  • Requiring all associates and providers to wear masks.
  • Providing masks for patients and approved visitors.
  • Rigorously enforcing hand-washing protocols.
  • Reviewing all clinical and operational processes with a team of certified infection prevention specialists to ensure the highest level of safety.
  • Cleaning our facilities and medical devices with hospital-grade products approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
  • Developing innovative ways to limit in-person contact, such as moving monitoring equipment out of patients’ rooms to preserve PPE, and using phone and video interactions, when appropriate.

At this time, we ask that you do not wear your own mask in our facilities. We will provide one to all patients, visitors and support people. The masks provided to you will be hospital-grade and will ensure that you, your family and our associates stay safe.

To read more about how OhioHealth is keeping you safe, click here.

For more safety tips as businesses re-open, visit the OhioHealth Blog.