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At Bartlett Regional Hospital, patient safety is the highest priority

August 16, 2021 – News

An ongoing pandemic doesn’t detract from Bartlett Regional Hospital’s highest priority: the wellbeing and safety of its patients. BRH takes the most protective possible measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All patients, visitors, and staff must wear masks covering their nose and mouth, and use hand sanitizer placed at entrance screening areas, along with temperature monitoring and a simple questionnaire assessment. Whether you’re coming in for an emergency or a scheduled visit, these time-tested and proven methods for infectious disease prevention are in place to keep you and BRH staff safe.

BRH follows CDC guidelines and are intentional in its policies to proactively limit and reduce the spread of the virus. Systems are in place to monitor and assess BRH employees and anyone that visits its campus. “We take infection prevention very seriously, and we adhere to policies that helped us maintain a safe environment throughout the pandemic,” BRH Infection Preventionist Charlee Gribbon said.

Nearly 90 percent of BRH staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, and front line health care staff are tested regularly to be proactive and protect patients.

“Due to the Delta variant, we are aggressively testing our staff and having them stay home and test for ANY symptoms that could indicate a COVID-19 infection,” said Gribbon. “A proactive testing regimen combined with good infection control practices – such as hand hygiene, wearing a mask, distancing, and keeping our surfaces clean – provide the foundation for patient safety.”

BRH thanks the community for wearing a mask in public, washing your hands, and getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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