At Spine Nevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our patients, our employees, and our community. As the situation with COVID-19 unfolds, Spine Nevada is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees and visitors.
We would like to take a few moments to thank you for choosing Spine Nevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute for your spine and musculoskeletal healthcare needs and let you know what we are doing to keep our healthcare environment safe in these uncertain times. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Here are a few of the measures we have adopted in our workplace:
• We are evolving and expanding the Telemedicine Department to allow our provider team to treat patients remotely.
• Staff and Providers who are sick or showing respiratory symptoms will not come to work.
• It is allergy season, so with allergy season in mind, staff who may be experiencing allergies rather than illness will wear masks in the workplace.
• Our staff are practicing good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of any virus, including Covid-19.
• Our staff are regularly cleaning work areas and equipment to prevent the spread any virus, including Covid-19.
• We are asking screening questions of patients upon scheduling to ensure that those who may have traveled to any of the high-risk countries not come into the office until they have completed a 14-day period without respiratory-like symptoms.
• We are advising patients upon scheduling that they should cancel or reschedule their appointment if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms.
• We are advising patients during call confirms, texts and emails that they should cancel or reschedule their appointments if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms.
• We have notifications on our office entrances advising patients to go back to their car and call us to avoid coming into the office call us if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms.
• We have removed the open snack options in the waiting room cafe’ to avoid the potential transmission of any virus, including Covid-19.
• We are asking patients to wait in the car rather than in waiting rooms after check-in, in an effort to practice social distancing while waiting for appointments.
• Friends or Family members accompanying any patients to appointments are being asked to wait in the car rather than waiting room if they are not essential to the patient visit.
Again, we thank you for choosing us for your care. We will continue to do everything possible to keep the healthcare environment safe for all who enter our doors. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.
James J. Lynch M.D.
President and CEO, Spine Nevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
A division of IXE Healthcare Group
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