Thursday, March 12, 2020
THMH CEO Cori Bailey issues a statement for Tyler Holmes on the most recent developments regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Our management and staff at Tyler Holmes remains focused on providing rapid and exceptional service to all current and potential patients throughout every situation at every Tyler Holmes affiliated location. Our mission is to serve this community of friends, neighbors, and family to the best of our ability.
Tyler Holmes has a Disaster Task Force Team that is committed to implementing plans and taking action to ensure the safety of our patients and staff as well as maintaining our ability to serve this community in the way it deserves.
Although there are no confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County at the time of this notice, we would like to be proactive by taking measures in our clinics and hospital to maintain a safe environment for delivery of your care.
Effective immediately, we are asking visitors to limit all unnecessary trips into and throughout our campus. Our hospital cafeteria is closed to the public for all meals going forward. Vendors and salespersons should limit access to the main lobby only. Family, friends, general and pastoral visitors please exercise an abundance of caution and do not visit unless absolutely necessary. Even if you feel well, you may unknowingly put your loved ones at risk.
It is important that you understand that we in no way intend to limit access to medical care or treatment. We remain open and ready to serve, but at this time of heightened focus on wellness, we ask that visits of a non-medical nature be kept to a minimum. This will help us to limit the potential exposure for our at-risk patients.
We encourage everyone to utilize proper handwashing and sanitizing using approved solutions. Please monitor your health. If you have a known exposure risk to COVID-19 AND develop symptoms including fever, persistent cough, and shortness of breath, please isolate yourself in your home and contact your healthcare provider by telephone for instructions. If you have any of these symptoms, we ask that you do not visit our facilities unless seeking medical care.
We appreciate your understanding and please know we take great pride in serving you and providing healthcare leadership to our community. Please follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hospital/Tyler-Holmes-Memorial-Hospital-1456201121369681/ .
Thank you for your support of this hometown hospital, our clinics, our doctors and staff.