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Executive Order 20-26 from Governer Holcomb

Plan To Keep Employees, Providers & Patients Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Screening Processes and Universal Masking Policy

☐  Attempts will be made to call all patients prior to their appointment to inform them of visitation restrictions, need to wear mask, participate in screening and practice social distancing

☐  All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry to The Women’s Hospital.  Screening includes temperature screening and questionnaire related to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.

☐  Patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask.  Those without a mask will be provided one for use while in the facility.

☐  Employees are to report to screening/temperature-taking station at the beginning of each shift.  Employees with temperature of > 100 degrees Fahrenheit or other symptoms will be sent home. 

☐  All employees, physicians, vendors and contractors will wear a mask.  This includes an appropriate combination of cloth and procedural masks.

Enhanced cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

☐  Staff will disinfect high-touch areas and objects (door knobs, telephones, etc.) multiple times throughout the day.

☐  Waiting room furniture is cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectant multiple times daily.

☐  Routine infection prevention cleaning and disinfecting between patient use continues in clinical exam rooms.

Hand Hygiene and social distancing

☐  Throughout our facility, upon entry, in waiting areas and patient care areas, hand sanitizer shall be made available and encouraged for use.

☐  Clinical staff will use routine hand hygiene procedures (gel-in/gel-out in patient care areas).

☐  Non-clinical staff are encouraged to use frequent hand hygiene.

☐  Patients and visitors are encouraged to use frequent hand hygiene.

☐  Visual cues for patients, visitors and employees will be utilized to encourage individuals to remain 6 feet apart.  This includes signage and floor stickers.

☐  Waiting room furniture will be spaced out to encourage social distancing.

☐  Waiting room volumes will be monitored carefully.  If more than 10 people are in waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in car. 

This plan is posted in compliance with Executive Order 20-26 from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

COVID-19 Response

We care about our patients and employees and are taking all possible measures to reduce risk of COVID-19.  With that in mind, WHCPC is following additional guidelines and protocols:

  • Video visits or telephone consults continue to be an option when possible and appropriate. 
  • Universal masking is in place for all providers, staff, patients and visitors.  The spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic carriers is an ongoing concern and risk.  So we ask that all patients and visitors wear a mask to your appointment.  If you do not have one, we will provide a cloth mask for your visit.
  • We are doing a pre-visit phone screening and asking if patients have fever and other COVID-19 symptoms. We are asking all patients with symptoms or exposure to anyone with symptoms to stay home.
  • Patients should not bring anyone with them for their appointment, unless necessary due to minor status or any disability.  In those cases, only one person should accompany the patient.  There may be a medically necessary exception that our office will discuss with patients directly, but visitors cannot be allowed for routine appointments (GYN or OB).  Visitor restriction is necessary in order to meet social distancing requirements. 
  • All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry to the hospital.  Temperature will be taken along with screening questions asked.  Masking will be required beyond the screening desk.  If waiting areas are too full, patients may be asked to wait in car until they are called  in order to be sure we can maintain social distancing within the office.
  • Patients with any symptoms of Covid-19 are encouraged to utilize the Deaconess Health System nurse triage line at 812-450-6555, as well as the schedule-ahead Respiratory Immediate Care services detailed at //deaconess.com/urgent care
  • We have increased cleaning and disinfection efforts in patient and public areas.

We appreciate our patients support and understanding as we navigate this difficult situation.  We want to do everything possible to reduce risk of spreading Covid-19. 

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