Protecting Our Patients & Visitors During COVID-19
Coronavirus has changed the way everyone lives their daily, personal and professional
lives. As we start this new normal together, Southeast Georgia Health
System is here for you. If you’ve been putting off concerning symptoms,
follow-up visits, annual exams, routine appointments or your children’s
vaccines because of COVID-19, it’s time to contact your provider
and start taking care of you and your loved ones again.
Don’t have a provider? Visit our
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Although we must remain vigilant against coronavirus, some illnesses and
injuries simply can’t wait, and your overall health is something
that shouldn’t be ignored. When you visit our hospitals and physician
practices, you can rest assured that our team members are taking special
precautions against the spread of coronavirus to keep all our patients,
visitors, physicians and team members safe. Here are our COVID-19 safety measures:
At our Brunswick and Camden hospital campuses:
- COVID-19 patients are isolated in the hospital, and negative-pressure airflow
rooms are used to prevent contaminated air from leaving the room.
- Dedicated staff and equipment are assigned to COVID-19 units.
- We adhere to federal guidelines for use of personal protective equipment
(PPE) for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients.
- Tru-D SmartUVC germ-zapping technology is used to decontaminate rooms.
- We have expanded our internal testing for COVID-19 to accelerate timelines
for patient results.
- Protocols have been implemented to pretest surgical and procedural patients
- The number and ages of people that we allow to visit our hospitals is limited
to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus to our patients.
- As always, we follow strict infection prevention measures, including vigorous
and frequent hand hygiene.
At our hospital campuses and physician practices:
- Universal masking requirements have been implemented for team members,
physicians, patients and visitors.
- We frequently clean common spaces and surfaces to thwart exposure.
- All patients, physicians, team members and permitted visitors are screened
for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposures.
- Social distancing practices in waiting rooms and common areas are being observed.
At our physician practices:
- We are expanding our telehealth services to include primary care physicians
as well as specialists and launching the ability to convert an existing
appointment to telehealth instead.
- We are limiting the number and ages of visitors in our physician practices.
(One visitor is allowed, only if needed, to support patients with impairment
or mobility needs.)
Remember, urgent care is often just that: urgent. Emergencies don’t
stop for COVID-19; heart and stroke symptoms require immediate medical
intervention, and every second matters. Although the threat of COVID-19
is still prevalent in our community, our team members are taking every
precaution to ensure your safety, so you can feel confident visiting our
Emergency Care Centers when you need us most.
To keep up to date on COVID-19 news at the Health System visit the Coronavirus
Updates category of our News section.