March 11th, 2020 – 1:46 PM
Cartersville Medical Center –
(Via WBHF Radio)
The following is a statement from Cartersville Medical Center.
Cartersville Medical Center has protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases, and we have been working diligently to ensure we are prepared for potential issues related to COVID-19. Today, Cartersville Medical Center was notified that we have a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in addition to three patients who are awaiting results. We are following infection prevention protocols for COVID-19 patients, including isolation, to help ensure the safety of our colleagues, patients and visitors, and we continue to work closely with the CDC and health department.
As part of our preparations for coronavirus, we have been reinforcing infection prevention protocols, and last week we implemented new screening procedures at hospital entrances as a proactive measure. We have positioned supplies at points of entry, so that any potential symptomatic patient who arrives can be properly masked and immediately isolated to protect our colleagues and other patients.