The Coronavirus has made safety measures at hospitals and medical offices more important than ever. When you choose McLeod Health for your medical care, you can trust that we have taken extraordinary steps to keep you safe during your visit. Below is an overview of our current safety strategies. You can be confident that in our hands, you are more than safe, you are McLeod Safe.
Despite the COVID-19 situation, there are emergencies, injuries and chronic conditions that must receive necessary medical attention. Every McLeod Health hospital, emergency department, physician practice, and surgical center has implemented stringent safety measures because your health and safety is our priority. We have also implemented online options to allow you to do more from the comfort of your home.
McLeod Health remains committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, practicing good hand hygiene and social distancing are important steps to staying safe.READ MORE
Physicians, employees, visitors, and incoming patients arriving for care, testing or moving through the facility are required to wear a mask while on a McLeod Health campus or in a physician office.
It is important to minimize your risk of getting COVID-19 with frequent handwashing and practicing social distancing. Hand sanitizer is also available for use throughout McLeod Health hospitals and physician offices.Close
McLeod Health believes it is important for patients with emergent or chronic issues to not delay care. Our emergency departments are open and ready to treat anyone with emergencies should they require care.
Modified visitation restrictions remain in place to maintain appropriate social distancing and safety precautions for our patients and our staff. Patients may have one visitor accompany them to the emergency department. All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines on visitation restrictions.READ MORE
Patients who may potentially have COVID-19 will be isolated and treated in a separate area of our emergency departments and hospitals.
In addition to standard cleaning practices, common areas and high-touch areas are being cleaned and sanitized frequently.
All McLeod Physician & Specialist Practices are modifying normal procedures to ensure patients who need to see a physician, can see them as quickly and safely as possible.
One identified supportive care person will be permitted to attend with patient. Limiting supportive visitors allows for proper social distancing.
All patients, support care visitors, physicians and staff will be required to wear a mask.READ MORE
McLeod Health facilities have resumed elective surgeries. Surgery for patients who may have postponed their procedure or whose conditions require treatment are now being scheduled. All patients scheduled for outpatient procedures will also have a required COVID-19 test prior to the surgery or procedure.
Medical teams are using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in all situations to ensure their safety as well as the patient’s safety. Patients can rest assured that when they come to a McLeod Health facility every precaution has been taken to protect them and our staff.
Staff will be using appropriate PPE in all situations to ensure their safety as well as the patient’s safety.
We will prioritize which procedures are time-sensitive and continue to postpone procedures that are truly elective and will not impact the health or well-being of the patient.Close
All outpatient testing such as radiological procedures and diagnostic lab tests, along with outpatient rehabilitation, are open and ready to provide the best care possible to our patients. Many of these services are located within our hospitals. As with all of McLeod Health, these departments are being extra cautious and taking safety measures very seriously. Screenings, masks, social distancing and sanitization are helping to keep our outpatient testing and rehabilitation departments prepared for all patients.
The McLeod Choice Pharmacy Outpatient Pharmacy is offering curbside delivery between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday on the campus of McLeod Regional Medical Center. Please call (843) 777-5180 before arriving to pick up your prescription. You can also drop off a prescription and obtain over-the-counter medications if you provide the pharmacy runner with a list.
McLeod Family Connect allows patients, visitors and loved ones to connect virtually during a time of visitation restrictions or isolation precautions. The virtual care teams at each McLeod Health hospital use communications technologies (Smart Devices – iPads, Android tablets) to connect patients with family using Polycom and Telehealth Instant Visit.READ MORE
This team also assists with device charger needs and any technology issues the patient or family may be having. Connecting patients with their loved ones through technology does not replace the physical presence, but it can make a huge impact on the patient’s well-being and state of mind. For more information on McLeod Family Connect, ask your nurse or contact the hospital operator.Close