COVID Safety at Baptist Health

COVID Safety at Baptist Health Main Content

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At Baptist Health, we’re known for quality and safety. During the COVID-19 crisis, we’re no different. While many remain concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak, we know that some illnesses and injuries simply can’t wait. If you require face-to-face or in-patient treatment, we want you to know Baptist Health is a safe place for care.

Our COVID-19 Safety Measures

Here are a few protective actions to keep all patients, physicians, team members and visitors safe at our locations:

  • Safety Practices in Hospitals

    • COVID-19 patients are isolated in the hospital, and negative-pressure airflow rooms prevent contaminated air from leaving the room
    • Designated staff and equipment assigned to COVID-19 units
    • Using Xenex germ-zapping UV technology to decontaminate rooms and masks
    • Expanded internal testing for COVID-19 that accelerates timelines for patient results
    • Protocols for pretesting of surgical and procedural patients for COVID-19
    • Protocols to protect patients, physicians and team members from possible COVID-19 exposure during invasive procedures and surgery
    • Special guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for confirmed or expected COVID-19 patients
  • Safety Practices in Care Facilities

    • Frequent cleaning of common surfaces to thwart exposure
    • Escalated infection prevention measures including hand hygiene
    • Social distancing practices in waiting rooms and common areas
    • Expanding virtual care services by primary care physicians as well as specialists – and the ability to convert an existing appointment to telehealth instead
    • Expanding post-hospital care to help recently discharged patients receive the rehabilitative services they need at home