We are pleased to introduce one more issue of our EHS newsletter. This issue comes at a very important time for our community, country and world, at a time when we all are facing a great challenge.
Governor Abbott recently issued a disaster proclamation to all counties in the state of Texas stating that the Coronavirus is a public health disaster and urging everyone to work together to prevent the spread of the virus in their communities. We are confident that the measures that public health officials are implementing will serve to contain the transmission of new cases. However, we have been preparing to face the worst case scenario in the event of an outbreak happens in the communities we serve. Let’s hope and trust that this does not happen.
In response, Emergency Hospital Systems (EHS) has activated its Emergency Management Plan, which comprises a series of procedures aimed at safeguarding the health and integrity of our patients, staff and community. Specifically, this plan includes a series of actions designed to increase precautionary and preventive measures to ensure that our facilities constitute a safe environment for everyone.
As now, we can say that we are prepared to continue providing optimal care in the event of a potential increase in the patients tide. Whether the patient needs hospitalization or requires outpatient care, we have sufficient capacity, medical equipment and the staff we need.
We have also implemented a comprehensive Compliance Program that applies to all EHS business lines that incorporates the fundamental elements of an effective compliance program identified by the Office of the Inspector General. Emergency Hospital Systems, LLC (EHS) is committed to conducting its business operations and medical practices in accordance with ethical standards, and the Compliance program will help us to make sure that we are headed to the right direction.
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