The clinical teams at Frye Regional Medical Center are trained on the proper procedures and protocols to minimize the risk of spreading any infectious disease, including COVID-19. If we have any reason to believe a patient may have the coronavirus, our providers immediately implement the appropriate infection control measures, in accordance with CDC guidelines. These include masking and isolating the patient, donning personal protective equipment (PPE) – inclusive of an N95 respirator mask, eye protection, gown and gloves – and ensuring environmental hygiene.
We are committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We have taken the following measures, in accordance with CDC guidelines:
- Hand hygiene products are easily accessible throughout the facility.
- Patients in the Emergency Department and inpatient units are screened based on their recent travel history.
- Personal protective equipment is available, including face masks and eye protection.
Importantly, all of the above are standard operating protocols that are in place year-round to help ensure the health and well-being of everyone who enters our hospital. We want to assure our community that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the coronavirus.
- Catawba County Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC Hand Washing Guide
- External Hotline: NC Poison Control COVID-19 – 866.
- Frye Regional Medical Center Handwashing Info
- North Carolina DHHS Coronavirus Disease Response in North Carolina
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