For several months, leaders and employees at CaroMont Health have been
working with local health officials and emergency management leaders to
prepare for COVID-19. Once the virus took hold in cities across the country,
the health system convened a task force of health system leaders, including
medical and nursing leader, infection prevention specialists and experts
from across all operational disciplines to plan our response to a local
outbreak of COVID-19.
Leaders at CaroMont Health continue to discuss the operations, logistics,
medical and clinical resources, staffing, financial planning and technology
needed for the health system to deal with the virus for months to come.
This includes activating response plans, suspending non-essential programs
and services, and redeploying employees to critical functions. In addition,
we’ve postponed non-essential functions like elective surgeries
and procedures. Volunteers, non-essential vendors, students, and clergy
and spiritual leaders have also been asked to suspend activities in the
health system. Additionally, we have revised our visitation restrictions
to reduce the number of people visiting CaroMont Regional Medical Center,
the Birthplace, Courtland Terrace and physician's offices.