HOW DO I KNOW IT IS SAFE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL?
Broward Health hospitals strive to provide a safe environment for our patients. As a result of COVID-19, we have implemented additional CDC endorsed measures to help protect you. The health and safety of our caregivers and patients is our number one priority.
WHAT HAS BROWARD HEALTH DONE SPECIFICALLY TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE?
Numerous safety measures have been introduced by Broward Health for the protection of patients, caregivers and guests. Just a few of these measures include:
- Anyone entering a Broward Health hospital or facility will receive a COVID-19 screening; including Broward Health Staff.
- Anyone entering a Broward Health hospital or facility must wear a mask over the nose and mouth and hand sanitization is available.
- All patients being admitted to the hospital will receive a COVID-19 test prior to their procedure.
To further safeguard the hospital and prevent possible virus transmission, we have added enhanced sanitation measures, such as electrostatic spraying of disinfectants that kill COVID-19 in minutes.
HOW DO I KNOW I WILL NOT BE NEAR COVID-19 PATIENTS AT BROWARD HEALTH?
To verify that patients are healthy and do not have the virus prior to surgery, they will receive a COVID-19 rapid test that delivers results in less than an hour. Other safety precautions already in place include:
- COVID-19 screenings of all individuals who enter hospitals, including employees, medical staff, patients, visitors and vendors.
- Placing COVID-19 positive patients in dedicated units separate from other patients.
- Extensive sanitation and cleaning protocols.
- Universal masking that includes a facial covering of the nose and mouth throughout each Broward Health location.
- Continued restriction of patient visitors.
WHAT SAFETY PROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE WHEN I ARRIVE AT A BROWARD HEALTH FACILITY?
Anyone entering a Broward Health facility will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and will receive a temperature check with a no-contact forehead thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be redirected to a separate area. This is a standard safety procedure for all patients and employees that we conduct every time someone enters one of our locations.