Media release: Floyd has taken enhanced steps to ensure the continuation of providing quality, safe care in a timely manner for the community it serves.
In the days and weeks beyond the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients receiving care from Floyd’s health care facilities should feel confident about the services they are receiving, said Dr. Sheila Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief of Patient Services. With safety measures and screenings in place at all locations, Floyd is again scheduling outpatient appointments and surgical procedures.
.Floyd has implemented effective precautions so that patients can feel safe and secure:
- COVID-19 screenings – All patients are screened before their visit and rescreened upon entering any Floyd facility. Every employee is screened when he or she arrives at work every day.
- COVID-19 testing – Surgery patients will receive a test as part of their pre-evaluation assessment.
- Separate treatment areas – Floyd Primary Care and Urgent Care locations are protecting patients with dedicated spaces for patients experiencing respiratory symptoms.
- Our hospitals, Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center, are providing care for COVID-19-positive patients and symptomatic patients in a quarantined area with negative pressure rooms. These special rooms ensure that air from rooms with patients being treated with an infectious disease is not shared into other areas of the hospital.
- Clean facilities – We employ enhanced cleaning protocols at each Floyd location.
- Masks – All Floyd staff are required to wear masks. Patients and visitors are asked to wear a mask while undergoing care or treatment at our facilities.
- Visitor restrictions – We continue to restrict visitation.
Redmond Regional Medical Center also has updated patient, visitor and safety protocol.