As we continue to monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we know many of you have questions. At Akumin, the health and well-being of our employees, patients, and communities remain our top priority.
We are actively following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), Department of Health (“DOH”) and Department of Labor (“DOL”) and other overseeing regulatory bodies that impact our business.
We want to share with you the steps we are taking to ensure we maintain a healthy environment for all.
Patients are encouraged to check www.akumin.com prior to their appointment to confirm current facility status and scheduling. We want to assure our patients that we value their safety and are observing heightened precautions throughout this time.
ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES
Akumin continues to follow CDC and state and local health department guidelines relating to infectious disease protocols. In high transmission areas, we may pre-screen individuals entering our facilities, limit the number of individuals in our clinics and apply other protocols to protect patients, personnel and the broader community.
TRAINED HEALTHCARE STAFF
Our staff has completed additional training based on the latest CDC guidelines to protect our patients, staff and community. We have also instituted additional infectious disease precautions and protocols for the patient-visit and post-visit cleaning requirements which align with CDC guidelines.
COVID-19 TASK FORCE
Akumin’s clinical committee has created a COVID-19 plan of action that guides the conduct of our staff to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to help make the workplace safer for everyone. This includes access to our dedicated COVID hotline where staff can call to ask questions, report any potential exposure to COVID-19 and notify management of any incidences of non-compliance with our policies and procedures.
We will respect and accommodate any patient’s request to defer their imaging procedures to a later date, particularly as it relates to any non-urgent imaging service. If you have COVID-19 and need medically necessary imaging services, please let our schedulers know and advise the clinic staff immediately upon check-in.
Being a healthcare facility providing medically necessary procedures, it is imperative that we stay the course and remain committed to our mission of providing quality diagnostic testing which serves as an important tool for our patients in diagnosing illnesses. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving developments relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health authorities for the most current information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).