As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the critical importance of maintaining 6-feet social distancing and has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public when physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Studies illustrate how COVID-19 can be spread through speaking, coughing, and sneezing--including by asymptomatic people. This is especially important in Alabama where we are experiencing significant community transmission.
Please be mindful of your surroundings while out in the public
To better protect our patients, visitors and staff the following restrictions remain in effect and will be strictly monitored.
Visitation Limitations are as follows:
Visitors are restricted from Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients. The 1 family member per patient limitation will be at the discretion of Administration or Infection Control.
Visitors are restricted from our Senior Care unit until further notice.
Visitors are limited to 1 per patient in the ER, Med/Surg and with OR cases. This is to be strictly enforced.
Social Distancing is required (6ft) when possible.
Dining room will remain open at this time, a face mask is required by all visitors and employees when going through the serving line.
Employee and Visitor Screening:
Employees are to Pre-screen for elevated temperature and symptoms daily before starting work.
Visitors will be screened as they enter the facility, by way of the front lobby and the ER. They will be asked to sanitize their hands and put on a face mask. Masks are required at all times throughout the facility.
Visitors who refuse to follow hospital policy will be asked to leave the facility.
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the U.S. But mortality rates have been falling for decades, driven by medical advances and historic decreases in cigarette smoking. The benefits, however, have not been shared equally. What was historically a men’s disease is now disproportionately affecting women. A 2018 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that rates of lung-cancer incidence actually rose over the past 20 years among women born around either 1950 or 1960; in younger women, diagnoses fell, but not as much as among men.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer, but you can prevent this disease by getting screened. Discuss colorectal cancer screening with your doctor and if he says you should, get screened right away.