MEDIA | KING-TV: Enhanced safety protocols keep hospital patients protected

Hospitals around the country have enhanced safety protocols to allow patients to be seen for both acute and elective procedures -- while also preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“Here at EvergreenHealth, we have really focused, both pre- and post-COVID surges, to make sure we’re enhancing the safety of our patients at any time in their stay here in the hospital,” said Dr. Ettore Palazzo, EvergreenHealth Chief Medical and Quality Officer.

EvergreenHealth has set up appropriate social distancing and has a universal mask policy. Since April, all patients are tested for COVID-19 before any procedures. There is also a restricted visitor policy based on the needs of the patient to minimize risks to both patients and staff.

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