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2020
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OhioHealth to Implement Temperature Screenings for Patients, Visitors and Staff

Screenings begin Monday, March 23, 5:00 p.m.

Because of the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, OhioHealth is implementing a temperature screening process beginning Monday, March 23, at 5:00 p.m.

All OhioHealth associates, care providers, patients and those visitors (who fall under exceptions, i.e., end of life situations) coming into an OhioHealth care site will be required to have their temperature taken as part of the COVID-19 screening process. Associates, care providers and visitors will not be allowed to enter the building if their temperature is above 100 degrees.  If a patient's temperature is over 100 degrees, they will be given a mask and taken to the appropriate area for care. 

Monday, March 23, at 5:00 p.m.

Screening stations will be put in place at all entrances for the following care sites to screen all associates, providers and patients:

  • All OhioHealth hospitals and medical office buildings attached to hospitals
  • This may mean access point changes

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 a.m., any associate, provider or patient coming into any of the following locations will be required to have their temperature taken as part of the COVID-19 screening process.

  • All OhioHealth ambulatory locations
  • OhioHealth Physician Group locations
  • All Freestanding Emergency Departments
  • All outpatient oncology offices
  • Kobacker House

OhioHealth Hospitals:

  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
  • OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
  • OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital
  • OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
  • OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital
  • OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
  • OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital
  • OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
  • OhioHealth Shelby Hospital
  • OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital
  • OhioHealth Berger Hospital

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.