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Making Connecticut Hospitals and Doctors’ Offices Safe For Reopening

Mar 23, 2020 < 1 min read

This an abridged version of the original article, entitled “7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens,” which first appeared on the Hartford HealthCare website.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing.

Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital) with a host of extra precautions to ensure the ongoing safety of patients and staff.

“We have looked at this from all angles and we will begin to scale up gradually,” said Dr. Ajay Kumar, HHC’s chief clinical officer. “We will ramp up in a way that is thoughtful and methodical.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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