Sarah Cannon - July 10, 2020

At Sarah Cannon, delivering world-class cancer care has always been our highest priority. We have continued to provide in-person services such as doctor visits, evaluations, and treatments, and offer other services like virtual telehealth visits to our cancer patients. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every patient is getting the care they need when they need it.

Facilities have intensified the already rigorous protocols and precautions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, and staff while delivering personalized treatment and world-class care.

10 things Sarah Cannon is doing to protect the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff:

  1. Screening prior to surgery. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 to ensure their safety.
  2. Social (physical) distancing. This will be required at all times by all visitors, staff, and patients.
  3. Temperature checks. All employees will have temperature checks before they enter the hospital.
  4. Employee face masks. All employees will have to wear face masks.
  5. Face masks for patients and visitors. All patients and visitors who don’t show symptoms will have to wear face masks.
  6. Separate entrances. For patients who are here for scheduled, elective procedures.
  7. Separate areas for patient care. Patients having routine procedures will be separated in time and space from COVID-19 patients.
  8. Physical distancing of staff. There will be a limited number of hospital staff in each room at one time.
  9. Someone to answer your questions. Our nurse navigators and staff are available to answer your questions and hear your concerns.
  10. Visitor policies. One visitor will be permitted to be with each patient after screening and will be given a face mask.

Now, more than ever, we understand our patients need and deserve the support of a cancer Nurse Navigator. Our Sarah Cannon Nurse Navigators are available to guide you through your cancer journey and answer any questions you have related to any new safety protocols and your care plan.

If you have questions about continuing your treatment during COVID-19, call askSARAH at (844) 482-4812 or visit askSARAH.

tags: covid-19