Huntington Hospital confirmed Thursday that it is treating patient with COVID-19.
“The patient is in isolation and in an area of the hospital where protective measures will ensure the safety of our other patients and our front line staff who are caring for these patients,” spokeswoman Alexandra Zendrian said. “The safety of our patients, our staff and our visitors is of paramount importance. We have implemented strong clinical and operational protocols designed to quickly identify potential COVID-19 patients as they enter our facilities, isolate them appropriately, prevent transmission of infections and protect front-line caregivers from potential exposure.”
The hospital said, “we are confident our precautionary measures minimize the risk to staff, other patients and visitors.”
Zendrian said the hospital is continuing to work with officials from the local, state and federal governments and would refine its protocols as needed.
“Our coronavirus rapid response standards are designed to meet the challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19 and we are confident our precautionary measures minimize the risk to staff, other patients and visitors,” she said.
Confirmation of the case came as organizations continue to shut down events to try to prevent the spread of disease which has killed about 4,000 people around the world. Trading on the stock market halted Thursday morning as concern about the economic impact continued.
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