We Stand Ready to Fight Coronavirus
March 9, 2020
Article by: Karen Wolf, Infection Control Nurse
HASKELL, Texas — Haskell Memorial Hospital and Stamford Hospital District keep a close watch on developing health threats such as the Coronavirus by implementing rigorous infection control practices year round to help reduce the risk of infection to patients, staff, and the general public. Through diligent preparation and training, nurses at both campuses are prepared to recognize, isolate and treat infections such as the flu, pneumonia, strep throat, Coronavirus, or myriad other illnesses that are often prevalent this time of year.
Dedicated infection control employees are responsible for educating and training clinical and non-clinical staff members to effectively reduce the risk of contracting and spreading illnesses. 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
Neither facility has experienced a case of the Coronavirus, nor are any cases expected at this time. As always, individuals are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider when 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.