The past few months have been a challenging season for Emergency Hospital Systems. There has been a lot to do and we have been able to remain true to our mission of being an organization dedicated to caring for our community.
In line with this, we have been organizing COVID-19 testings, which have had a significant impact on the communities we serve. Proof of this is that we have tested more than 12,000 people for COVID-19 since this pandemic began.
In the month of July, we organized several drive-thru testings in Cleveland and Deerbrook. These events achieved a great participation from community members, more than we expected to. Since early in the morning, people lined up in their cars waiting to be tested, while our staff performed nasal swab tests, collected samples, and made calls to deliver results. Our staff worked tirelessly to get all who attended the drive-thru testings screened.
We are very grateful to our communities for placing their trust in us and allowing us to care for them.
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring the health and safety of our patients, community, and our workforce. This is how we will continue in our battle to defeat COVID19 in our communities.