AHN Prepares for Spread of Coronavirus
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Highmark Health and AHN are closely following the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and are preparing accordingly for the potential increase in cases being diagnosed in the United States and in greater western Pennsylvania. AHN has taken a number of proactive steps to protect its patients and caregivers, and to prevent potential transmission of the virus, including enhanced patient screening practices and clinical protocols at AHN emergency departments, surgery centers and physician practices. Additionally, the Network’s inventory of personal protective equipment for caregivers has been expanded in anticipation of the potential increased need for those resources. As this situation evolves, we will continue to follow updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and work closely with the local health departments.