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For the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff, CareSouth Carolina will NO longer be permitting family members or friends to accompany patients into the medical office. Only those who are seeing a provider, seeking medical care or picking up a prescription are permitted. A guardian/caregiver of a patient is still permitted.
For 40 years, CareSouth Carolina has served as a medical home — a place where people experience healing, caring relationships that transform lives and our communities for the better. As growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) become more prominent, I wanted to assure you we will continue to be just that— a medical home here to serve you.
I wanted to take a moment to inform you that we are actively monitoring the situation and have been taking measures for quite some time to ensure the safest experience possible. I have convened a Task Force and we conference daily. I will also issue a daily update based on our Task Force discussions and decisions. This is a rapidly evolving situation and things seem to change daily.
We are in regular communication with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and SCDHEC and other national and state agencies. We have implemented Work From Home Action Plans for many staff who are not engaged in direct patient care. We are very mindful of social distancing interventions that have proven to be effective tools for diminishing the spread of COVID-19 and are making decisions to postpone or cancel events and meetings, using virtual communication tools if feasible. We have also begun to implement screening steps to ensure that our staff is not experiencing symptoms for which they may not be aware.
The safety and health of our patients, staff members and communities we serve continues to be the highest priority and we will provide timely updates regarding procedures, best practices and strategies moving forward.
We are dedicated to better health and the well-being for all of us. I will stay in touch. Stay safe. Keep healthy.
Ann M Lewis, CEO