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Safety Measures

Information on monitoring symptoms, enhanced protection, and new measures taken to protect our patients. Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of disease.

Center for Women and Newborns

Visitation is limited to a significant other or primary support person who must stay with the patient throughout the duration of their stay. After entering the Center for Women and Newborns, if the support person leaves the unit, they may not return back to the unit. We recommend bringing everything you may need when admitted. Every mother is tested on admission to ensure safety for the infant after birth. PPE is required.

Elective Procedures

On March 17, 2020, the Governor gave the order that we were to hold off on all nonessential surgeries to preserve supplies and PPE due to the possible incoming surge of patients from the coronavirus. Health systems were given the green light by the Governor on May 1 to proceed with previously delayed surgeries. Health systems were also allowed to start outpatient procedures that did not require an overnight stay. The team at Firelands worked hard to ensure several criteria were met. We have since resumed previously scheduled appointments to catch up on delayed surgeries and new outpatient procedures. Firelands Regional Health System continues to take any emergent or urgent cases as they come. We have taken a step-wise approach to increase our scheduled surgeries each week while closely observing our supply and PPE use.  

Monitoring Symptoms

Temperature screening stations are set up at the main entrances of both Main and South Campus. You will be asked a series of questions and your temperature will be taken. There you may use hand sanitizer and obtain a mask to wear while in the building. If you have a temperature of 100.4◦F or greater, you will be asked to call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can be seen 24/7 on our Virtual Care App. You may learn more about our Virtual Care here.

Enhanced Protection

  • All people entering the facility will be required to wear a mask. Homemade cloth masks are acceptable and we encourage you to bring your own with you to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, a surgical or cloth mask will be provided for you to wear.
  • Surgical masks or cloth masks will be worn at all times in the facility by both staff and patients.
  • Please do not pull your mask up and down while wearing, as this could result in self-contamination. Please ask a team member if you need assistance with your mask.

Protecting Our Patients

  • The Emergency Department team members will continue with the use of full personal protective equipment including N95 masks for their own safety and the safety of our patients.
  • All inpatients will be screened for COVID-19 in order to provide personalized care.
  • Associates providing indirect patient care on inpatient units will wear a surgical mask when in the facility.
  • Increased routine cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch surfaces will continue in all areas.
  • Social distancing is encouraged and you will notice signage placed throughout the facility to help guide you.

Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of disease

  • Firelands Regional Health System has temporarily limited ALL visitors in concern for COVID-19.
  • Exceptions include end of life situations, maternity, and patients under 18 years of age. Other exceptions may apply.
  • The team at Firelands is overwhelmingly grateful for the support and understanding from the surrounding community.

**Information current as of 5-21-20**