Information and Response to COVID-19
Ensuring the Ongoing Safety of Our Communities
We are committed to a whole-of-society approach, built around strict adherence to infection control policies and procedures, and around the safe and effective delivery of great patient care. Following the recommendations of the CDC and public health authorities in our communities, we continue to navigate effectively through COVID-19.
Here is what we continue to do to protect the safety and health of our patients, Team Members, partners and communities.
Team Member Support
Our pandemic response – including policies and procedures for our incredible Team Members – remain active even as our country begins to see significant progress against COVID-19.
Sick Time Policies
Immediately upon the pandemic’s impact early in 2020, we implemented enhanced sick time policies to ensure that our Team Members are supported if they or a family member experience COVID-19 or directly related impacts. We also follow all federal, state and jurisdictional leave policies put into place during the pandemic.
Comprehensive Site Protocols and Infection Control
Every individual site of care at our company has a comprehensive infection control program and standard clinical quality and safety processes to mitigate the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Covid-19 Rapid Response Team
Our COVID-19 Rapid Response Team, which has been in operation for more than two years, is a cross-functional team of leaders and clinicians dedicated to providing all Team Members with fast guidance to any work-related COVID-19 questions – from exposure assessments to isolation guidelines, from policy inquiries to business travel guidance, from infection control updates to vaccination resources, and of course, return-to-work process for those recovering from COVID-19.
Safety has always been our executive leadership team’s first priority in pandemic response. Our executive leadership team continues to meet regularly to discuss and communicate pandemic-related decisions and our team’s evolving needs. Every policy and guideline related to COVID-19 gets discussed by this team.
In coordination with infection control experts, the CDC, local departments of health and internal experts, we have implemented and continue to adjust patient screening processes specific to COVID-19.
Patients are screened by our team three times before their appointment with us:
- During scheduling;
- Upon confirming their appointment the day before;
- When they arrive at our facility.
Sometimes, our patients are screened by our hospital partners before or after their time with us – and we find our patients are thankful that together, their healthcare providers are being thorough.
If a patient meets specific criteria which indicate a potential exposure to or infection with COVID-19, we provide them with clear next steps to protect their safety and health, as well as that of our Team Members and providers.
What We’re Doing to Keep Patients Safe
Your health is very important to us. Our role at Akumin & Alliance is to help hospitals and physicians across the country provide excellence in radiology and oncology care. Your primary care or treating physician will be most familiar with your health, please connect with your doctor directly on any questions concerning your potential need for diagnostic imaging as a part of your overall healthcare plan. They will refer you as needed.
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As always, we remain committed to our patients and partners and are dedicated to responding to growing needs. Just send us a message.
Wishing the healthcare community well, and thank you again for all that you do.