During COVID-19, Genesis is instituting screening procedures for patients and visitors coming to its facilities. - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update | March 16, 2020

Screening procedures for patients and visitors

Zanesville, Ohio (March 16, 2020) – Genesis HealthCare System is instituting screening procedures for patients and visitors coming to its facilities. Nurses are stationed at the Genesis Hospital Main Entrance, the Genesis Cancer Care Center and the Genesis HealthPlex to screen everyone who enters. They are asked if they have a fever, new cough or shortness of breath. If they say yes, they are given a handout with instructions to call their family doctor. If they don’t have a family doctor, they are instructed to call the Genesis NurseLine at (740) 455-4949.

At the Genesis Hospital Emergency Department (ED) and the Genesis FirstCare-North entrance at the Genesis HealthPlex, there are outside tents where patients and visitors are being screened by nurses. At the ED entrance, if patients and visitors have a fever, new cough or shortness of breath, they are transported to an exam room. Those patients without those specific symptoms are sent into the ED or FirstCare to be seen. Only one visitor per patient is allowed.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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