Strict safety measures at Mission Hospital are protecting patients, caregivers
The City is working with Mission Hospital to remind residents that if you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or severe injury, do not let COVID-19 concerns stop you from seeking care. The hospital continues to take strong precautions to protect everyone who enters from being exposed to COVID-19.
The hospital’s safety measures include screening all people who enter the facility, following strict masking guidelines and isolating patients from the moment they present with infectious symptoms and continuing throughout treatment.
In contrast to some hospitals in major metropolitan areas, Mission’s emergency department is not overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, and the vast majority of the patients in the emergency department and hospital are not COVID-19 patients.
“While there has been great focus recently on providing lifesaving care for those diagnosed with COVID-19, Mission Hospital continues to be a safe place to receive all types of emergency and critical care,” said Seth Teigen, chief executive at Mission Hospital. “The safety of our patients and caregivers is our No. 1 priority.”