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Premier Health Associates’ coronavirus group met again this afternoon to review and update our policies with goal of maximizing the care we can give to our community, while keeping our employees as safe as possible.

The following are guidelines that will be followed at all PHA sites.

1) CDC guidelines are to be followed
2) Enhanced cleaning of all sites including waiting and exam areas
3) Start the process of developing a telemedicine service to treat patients that may be safer to be kept at home
4) Continue to collaborate with Atlantic Health for regional care, as well as public heath whenever possible
5) Enhanced pediatric triage with specific times allotted only for sick children
6) Follow CDC guidelines for triaging sick adults with emphasis on safety to patient and staff
7) Encourage social isolation for near term as best preventative method at this time

The group will continue to meet regularly, as information on the disease changes rapidly.

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Yesterday, under the leadership of the Premier Health Associates Board of Directors, we held a COVID-19 meeting. Attending doctors included: Dr. Kozak, Dr. Bollard, Dr. Vaz, Dr. Liloia, and Dr. Stas. Also in attendance was Premier Health Associates Admin Daryl Wilson.

Recommendations:

  1. Physicians will triage all respiratory infections to determine the best course of action (whether that is staying home or admittance to the ER)
  2. It may be riskier for patients with respiratory issues to come out, and may be best to stay home
  3. PHA will remain in close contact with any patients we recommend staying home
  4. We are exploring ability to test for COVID-19 but do not have the capability now
  5. We are encouraging “Social Distancing”
  6. We are encouraging patients and their families to follow us on our social media page and share the information so we can communicate with as many patients as possible

In summary, call us before coming to the office with a respiratory infection, practice social distancing, and follow our social media for further updates.

Premier Health Associates