Michael Steele worked as a market analyst in Hong Kong covering the SARS epidemic in its epicenter in 2002. He is a published columnist and one of the first to warn the general public of the seriousness of this recent epidemic. Therefore, there are few operators in the field of care for the elderly with its level of knowledge and experience, which is why Madrona took the necessary precautions long before most citizens knew only one. problem never existed. “In addition to Madrona’s rigorous hygiene policies, the company closed its offices and began working remotely to ensure that in the unfortunate event of a suspected positive staff member, there would be no cross contagion between our doctors, “said Monica mccullough, Director of Clinical Services.
Acknowledging the inevitable disruption that is currently causing unrest in healthcare, Madrona has actively interviewed and hired leading healthcare professionals to ensure that her patient care remains consistently above the rest. As part of Madrona’s hiring and integration process, all new employees must undergo an extensive training process before entering the field. Part of this training process includes strict hygiene guidelines before and after each resident visit, whether residents are sitting side by side in the same facility. Madrona’s paid vacation policy goes even further. While other providers are stretching their practitioners to make room for layoffs, Madrona encourages medical staff to take time off if they suspect any illness. These are just a few of the many existing and strengthened policies that Madrona has implemented to protect the health of its staff, and more importantly, the health of those under its responsibility.
Adagio House, operator of multi-group homes in Scottsdale, was among the first community operators to recognize Madrona’s high level of care and its determination to implement security measures to slow and even stop the spread of this contagion in the group home. To further ensure the safety and care of their residents, Adagio suggested that all resident families move to Madrona Hospice and Vista Mobile Health, not only for the benefit of their loved ones, but for all residents of the community.
“This is a very stressful time for our seniors, many of whom have experienced the Great Depression and are worried about their future. High levels of stress at this stage of life contribute significantly to accelerated deterioration in health. Having no access to their families only adds to the minimum this care and the risk of decline. ” Wendy Blum, Operations Director.
The entire Madrona team works diligently day and night to provide the best possible line of defense to protect our elderly population while providing the best care. “This older generation is the backbone that has worked selflessly to make America the greatest country in the world. We owe them everything we have. For us it is not recognition, but rather to set higher standards in the hope that others will follow, “said Steele. finishing.
About Madrona Health
Madrona thinks it’s an honor to share a person’s last trip. Patient care is always provided by compassionate professionals who respect the needs and wants of our patients.
Wendy Blum | Madrona Hospice & Palliative Care | 480 566 5997
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Leslie Jones | Vista Mobile Health & Telehealth | 480 219 8204 [email protected] | www.vistamobilehealth.com
Media contact: Michael Steele | Madrona Health | 424 247 9786 [email protected]
SOURCE Madrona Hospice & Palliative Care