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COVID Safety at Baptist Health

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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
  • New protocols for pretesting of surgical and procedural patients for COVID-19
  • New 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
  • Limiting the number and ages of visitors to hospitals

Safety Practices in Care Facilities

  • Universal masking requirements for team members, physicians, patients and visitors
  • Frequent cleaning of common surfaces to thwart exposure
  • Escalated infection prevention measures including hand hygiene (clean hands only!)
  • Limiting the number and ages of visitors (1 visitor, only if needed to support patients with impairment or mobility needs)
  • Screening of all patients, physicians, team members and permitted visitors for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposures
  • 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

Safety at Baptist

Learn more about the safety measures we have in place at Baptist Health.

Preparing for Safe Surgery

For your surgery, we want you know Baptist Health is a safe place for care. Here is how to prepare for your procedure.

Safe Surgery Prep