Osceola Medical Center has resumed most of its services, including elective surgeries, Scandia Clinic, preventive services and procedures. Although things look different at the medical center and clinics, the necessary precautions are being put into place to keep patients and staff safe.
“We care about our community’s health and are concerned about those who are delaying necessary care,” said Matt Forge, OMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are urging those who have put off their health care needs due to COVID-19 to not delay their care any longer and want to reassure our patients and community that we have implemented numerous protocols for the health and safety of everyone in our facilities. Our community can move forward with peace of mind in scheduling appointments or visiting our emergency room.”
Specialty Clinic and Screening Mammograms are now available as are routine physical visits. With the reopening of its services, OMC has increased its measures to ensure a safe environment. These include screening stations at all entrances for patients, staff and visitors where temperatures and symptom-checks are taken prior to entering the building. They’re also continuing to offer multiple types of virtual visits via phone and video, and will continue screening patients via phone 24 hours prior to scheduled appointments for symptoms or exposure.
Non-COVID-19 patients, as well as those receiving outpatient care or patients with scheduled procedures, will be treated in separate areas and will be assigned caregivers who are not treating suspected COVID-19 patients.
All patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to any surgery and universal masking will be required throughout our facilities.
“We have been thoughtful and deliberate in preparing for the re-opening of many postponed services,” Forge said. “Osceola Medical Center has maintained strict standards for infectious diseases while following updated guidance from local, state and federal agencies to ensure the safety of all. We continue to monitor the numbers closely in our area to ensure our protocols follow the data and can quickly respond to any surge.”