I think we are all feeling the fluidity of the situation and I assure you that our leadership team is meeting daily to insure that we keep ahead of the curve. The safety and wellbeing of our patients, employees, and the public at large remain our top priority. Most recently we have:
Suspended all inpatient admissions as we continue to assess the situation on the ground and fully serve the patients already in our care;
Increased the screening of patients in treatment for viral symptoms;
Established protocols to manage and refer a patient with symptoms to reduce exposure risk;
Reduced our overall capacity so that all patients can be housed in single rooms;
Modified food service plans to reduce the number of patients in the cafeteria at one time;
Adjusted group counseling sessions to reduce numbers and improve spacing;
Suspended all in-person outpatient services;
Added telehealth options to facilitate family sessions and resume outpatient counseling;
Suspended admissions at halfway houses and increased the number of counseling sessions to afford increased individual sessions and smaller groups;
Increased and better defined all sanitation routines;
Reassigned employees and adjusted staffing patterns to facilitate the continued employment of personnel displaced; and
We are monitoring the actions that federal and state legislatures are considering so that we can take advantage of opportunities as they become available.
Individually and as a leadership team we are in regular contact with our public and private sector, and health care system partners to insure that our efforts are also well coordinated in service to the larger community. We are monitoring closely as circumstances unfold and are ready to take additional precautions and measures to safely serve those in need.
Tony Comerford, Ph.D.
President & CEO