Parkside is following the evolving COVID-19 situation closely and is actively preparing for any needed response. Parkside always maintains a robust infection control program and is prepared for emergencies.
Here are some of the steps Parkside is taking to manage the COVID-19:
Monitoring patients: Parkside is actively monitoring patients, staff and visitors to quickly identify those with travel-related risk factors or potential contact with infected people. We are disallowing visitors who are sick from visiting the hospital, as is always our practice during flu season.
Coordinating with public health officials: We are working closely with public health officials at the local, state and national levels to monitor the spread of the virus. Public health officials are providing guidance and Parkside is responding to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.
Supplies and facilities: Parkside is monitoring supplies like masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment and is proactively placing orders for additional supplies. Parkside’s Environmental Services Department is responding with additional cleaning and sanitation measures.
Telemedicine: We are expanding plans for telemedicine visits to assist in managing patient care when appropriate. Telemedicine is also available for inpatient assessments when indicated and can help prevent the spread of disease and prevent unnecessary travel.
Visitation and passes: The Adult Unit is closed to visitation until further notice. Adults may attend family therapy. Child and Adolescent Unit visitors are limited to the immediate guardians only and must follow a prescribed protocol including: a short risk-assessment survey; a scan of the forehead to check temperature for any sign of fever; use of hand sanitizer before visitation. Visiting areas are cleaned and sanitized after each use. Child and Adolescent passes off campus have been suspended. Parkside will limit the number of persons who accompany those coming for assessment or admission. Please help by not bringing any extra persons or family members.