Haskell Memorial Hospital, Stamford Hospital District to Implement Safety Protocols for COVID-19
Article by: Haskell Memorial Hospital
HASKELL, Texas — Haskell Memorial Hospital and Stamford Hospital District are working to develop and implement protocols to identify patients with possible COVID-19 symptoms. Both organizations are in close contact with state and national leadership, and are receiving regular updates from the CDC as information changes.
Upon development and implementation, details of these protocols will be released to the public. Guidelines include, but are not limited to requiring patients to call the Stamford or Haskell clinic if they feel they have been exposed to COVID-19 in order to eliminate possibly exposing others. In this case, individuals are strongly encouraged to call their healthcare provider instead of visiting the emergency department.
Additionally, visitation limitations are in effect throughout the hospital. Patients in the emergency department are restricted to one visitor at a time, while those receiving inpatient care are restricted to two immediate family members at a time. Patients with scheduled lab, radiology, or other outpatient appointments will continue to be seen. All clinics remain open and are conducting phone health screenings prior to scheduling patients.
Proper hand hygiene remains the most effective means of reducing the spread of illness. The CDC recommends the following to further prevent illness:
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Stay home when sick
- Clean frequently touched surfaces
Haskell Memorial Hospital and Stamford Hospital District remain committed to serving our communities and delivering high-quality, compassionate care. Neither facility has experienced a case of COVID-19. Individuals are encouraged to stay home and call their healthcare provider if they are experiencing symptoms of an illness, including but not limited to fever, chills, body aches or coughing.
More information about infection control and best practices can be found at www.haskellmemorialhospital.org.