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Keeping patients safe during COVID-19

McLaren Health Care’s hospitals, ambulatory facilities, and home health care personnel are committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care even in the face of coronavirus. We have steadfastly continued to provide life-saving care throughout the onset of coronavirus and are determined to meet the health care needs of the communities we serve into the future.

We understand that safety is foremost in our patients’ minds during these unprecedented times. The safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority at McLaren. We want to assure patients seeking care at a McLaren facility that they are being treated in a safe environment by personnel who are adhering to the most current safety precautions.

Our medical leadership, infection control and prevention experts, environmental services personnel, facility managers, biomedical engineers, and many others are constantly monitoring and working with experts sources – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and others – to ensure McLaren’s medical professionals and support staff are exceeding the most current safety protocols during coronavirus.

McLaren Hospital Visitation Status

McLaren is closely monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working with state and federal agencies to educate and prepare our staff, providers and facilities for instances of COVID-19 cases. Our strongest commitment is to the health and safety of our patients, staff and communities.

RESTRICTIONS ON VISITORS, SUPPLIERS & NONESSENTIAL TRAFFIC

Last Updated: 12/2/2020 12:47:10 PM

McLaren Hospitals and Nursing Homes Visitation Status
Karmanos Cancer Institute Restricted
Marwood Nursing & Rehab Restricted
McLaren Bay Region Restricted
McLaren Caro Region Restricted
McLaren Central Michigan Restricted
McLaren Flint Restricted
McLaren Greater Lansing Restricted
McLaren Lapeer Region Restricted
McLaren Macomb Restricted
McLaren Medical Group
provider offices
Restricted
McLaren Northern Michigan Restricted
McLaren Oakland Restricted
McLaren Port Huron Restricted
McLaren St. Luke's Restricted
McLaren Thumb Region Restricted

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McLaren's Commitment to Safe Care

As we begin resuming time-sensitive care, we also understand that safety is the primary focus in everyone’s mind during these unprecedented times. The safety of our patients and team members is always our top priority at McLaren Health Care. We want to assure you that patients at McLaren are being treated in a safe environment by personnel who are adhering to the most current safety standards. Out of an abundance of caution, we have instituted a number of additional safety measures, including:

  • Education

    The first step in protecting against coronavirus, is to understand the signs and symptoms and how the virus is transmitted. While our understanding of how the virus presents is evolving as we learn more, the most common signs of coronavirus are a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The latest list of symptoms is available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. It is the current consensus of the medical community that the most common way COVID-19 is transmitted is by touching your face with a one of your hands after it has come in contact with the virus. This is why proper hand hygiene is being reinforced time and time again.

  • Separating patients with symptoms

    All McLaren hospitals have established dedicated units where we are caring for COVID-19 positive and suspected positive patients. Coronavirus patients are only cared for on those units, maintaining a safe separation from patients in need of other care. Additionally, we are immediately isolating patients experiencing coronavirus symptoms who present to our emergency departments and ambulatory facilities to ensure they receive the most prompt care possible.

  • Increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces

    Hospitals and medical practices are already well sanitized facilities by their nature. However, McLaren has begun additional cleaning processes throughout our facilities to enhance our already robust sanitization protocols.

  • Symptom screenings at entrances

    McLaren is screening all patients, visitors, and our own staff for signs and symptoms of coronavirus before entering our facilities. Anyone experiencing symptoms is prohibited from entering and directed to the appropriate level of care.

  • Personal protective equipment

    McLaren caregivers and support staff are wearing additional protective equipment to keep patients and themselves safe when providing care. We are also providing protective masks to patients and visitors as an enhanced safety precaution.

  • Temporary visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff

    McLaren facilities are limiting seating in certain areas of their facilities to create space between those waiting for care to support social distancing. In addition, many McLaren emergency departments offer the ability to check-in online and wait at home or nearby for patients seeking care for non-life-threatening conditions.

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How to keep yourself safe while seeking care

  • Hand hygiene remains the single most important factor in stopping the spread of coronavirus. All McLaren facilities are equipped with an abundance of hand sanitizer stations that can be used by our staff, patients, and visitors. Washing your hands vigorously with soap and warm running water for at least 20 seconds is still the safest way to clean your hands.
  • While our caregivers and support staff are trained to practice exceptional hand hygiene, we also empower our patients to ask our staff to sanitize their hands before caring for them as another layer of safety.
  • With some planning ahead, social distancing can still be practiced when seeking medical care at a McLaren facility.
    • If a patient is having an outpatient test or procedure requiring a ride home, asking the family member to wait nearby instead of entering the hospital minimizes the number of people in the hospital.
    • Patients who require an overnight stay in an acute care facility are encouraged to bring a mobile device capable of video conferencing and charger. Video conferences can be an effective way to stay socially connected to your support network and keeping loved ones included in the care plan.

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