Plan To Keep Employees, Providers & Patients Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Screening Processes and Universal Masking Policy

☐  Attempts will be made to call all patients prior to their appointment to inform them of visitation restrictions, need to wear mask, participate in screening and practice social distancing

☐  All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry to The Women’s Hospital.  Screening includes temperature screening and questionnaire related to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.

☐  Patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask.  Those without a mask will be provided one for use while in the facility.

☐  Employees are to report to screening/temperature-taking station at the beginning of each shift.  Employees with temperature of > 100 degrees Fahrenheit or other symptoms will be sent home. 

☐  All employees, physicians, vendors and contractors will wear a mask.  This includes an appropriate combination of cloth and procedural masks.

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

☐  Staff will disinfect high-touch areas and objects (door knobs, telephones, etc.) multiple times throughout the day.

☐  Waiting room furniture is cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectant multiple times daily.

☐  Routine infection prevention cleaning and disinfecting between patient use continues in clinical exam rooms.

Hand Hygiene and Social Distancing

☐  Throughout our facility, upon entry, in waiting areas and patient care areas, hand sanitizer shall be made available and encouraged for use.

☐  Clinical staff will use routine hand hygiene procedures (gel-in/gel-out in patient care areas).

☐  Non-clinical staff are encouraged to use frequent hand hygiene.

☐  Patients and visitors are encouraged to use frequent hand hygiene.

☐  Visual cues for patients, visitors and employees will be utilized to encourage individuals to remain 6 feet apart.  This includes signage and floor stickers.

☐  Waiting room furniture will be spaced out to encourage social distancing.

☐  Waiting room volumes will be monitored carefully.  If more than 10 people are in waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in car. 

This plan is posted in compliance with Executive Order 20-26 from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.