Caring for our Patients, Families and Employees through diligence and donations
Community Healthcare of Texas (CHOT) understands that these uncertain times can cause stress and anxiety. While there is quite a bit of information being shared hourly, we feel that it is our duty to keep you informed about how we are protecting our patients, families and employees.
There has been concern about Personal Protective Equipment shortages for healthcare workers. We are keeping a close eye on our stock and are working with many outside companies that have provided this type of equipment from their own unused stockpiles. Here is a story about just such a group – North Texas Dentists Donate Masks to Local Hospice.
Our generous donors have offered to match any monetary donations up to $24,000 to be used in the protection of our clinical staff and the care of our patients. To make a monetary donation to support us in the battle against Covid 19, please click here. If you would like to make a donation of medical supplies (masks, gowns, shoe covers, eye protection, and gloves only) or disinfectant supplies (Clorox wipes, Lysol and hand sanitizers containing 70% or more alcohol) to assist us in protecting our patients and staff, please complete the request information form with your contact information and what you would like to donate so that our dedicated team can reach out to you.
CHOT is open and operating in order to provide the best care to our hospice patients. We are limiting exposure to our non-clinical staff in both our offices and in our contracted facilities by practicing the CDC and World Health Organization recommendations. For our office workers, we have cancelled all meetings for groups larger than 10, practicing personal distancing, and allowing non-clinical staff to work from home or with alternating office hours schedule. Our nurses and aides are protecting themselves and our patients by using personal protection equipment, including gloves, gowns, masks and eye protection with any patients that may have been exposed to the coronavirus; as well as for any patients that have a fever or cough of unknown origin. All of our healthcare workers are trained on proper handwashing techniques and how to recognize potential coronavirus symptoms and levels of exposure risk. If any of our staff or patients were to exhibit coronavirus symptoms, we would immediately begin the recommended quarantine procedures and offer medical attention as warranted.
We are all in this together and together- we will succeed!