The Coronavirus pandemic caused a lot of us to feel nervous and vulnerable. At AHN, we're committed to heightened disinfecting and protection measures so you can know you're safe at our hospitals and offices.
— Dr. Donald Whiting, Chief Medical Officer and Allegheny Clinic President
With an emphasis on safety and disinfecting, we'll continue to provide the medical services our communities rely on us for. You can come to our facilities and get the care you need, knowing that we're taking every precaution to get you seen quickly and safely. Here are just a few of the updated practices we're using to ensure your safety when you get care from AHN.
As a health network, AHN sees the undeniable value in the COVID-19 vaccine and strongly encourages all our employees to get it — barring a religious or medical exemption. This vaccine is our best form of protection and will help keep our staff and patients safe.
With quick and easy registration from your car once you arrive, there's less time in the waiting room. Plus, prescreening can be done in advance online or over the phone.
We continue to isolate COVID-19 patients from others, taking every precaution necessary to keep our hospitals safe.
By removing extra chairs and staggering appointment times, fewer patients arrive at once and everyone can be sure to stay six feet apart.
We've put reminders up so you know where to wait or stand to make sure you're practicing proper social distancing with other patients.
By putting more time between appointments, there's time to deep-clean and air out exam rooms after each and every patient.
We've ramped up the frequency of cleaning in all areas, especially in places where we treat patients. And we always use hospital-grade disinfecting supplies.
Everyone who works at the hospital is required to wear a face mask at all times — with additional protective gear worn in some cases. All patients and visitors must wear face masks, too. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth.
In reception areas and places where close contact still needs to happen, clear plexiglass partitions have been strategically placed for added protection.
As Coronavirus concerns continue, we want you to feel comfortable keeping your appointments, visiting specialists, and coming to the hospital if you have an emergency. As always, early detection and treatment lets us provide you with the most effective care. Don't put off seeing us when you need us.
Even in the middle of the most challenging times, eight AHN hospitals have been recognized for keeping our facilities safe and clean for the people who rely on them. When it matters most, trust the hospitals that are recognized by Leapfrog for outstanding patient safety.* And always close by.
Allegheny Valley Hospital
Grove City Medical Center
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
West Penn Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital
Canonsburg General Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital
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