Lake Regional to screen hospital patients before entry
OSAGE BEACH- Lake Regional Health System is preparing to start screening patients before they enter the hospital.
Patients will be screened for illness and travel history, according to a news release. The health center will also put up a temporary tent outside its Emergency Department to screen for symptoms of the flu and COVID-19.
CEO of Lake Regional Health System Dane Henry said in the statement, "We have added an additional step to triage where our nurses will ask a series of questions. This will help us determine if the patient should be wearing a mask and following certain other protocols."
Henry stressed that the tent is a preparedness step for the hospital. It is not a testing center for COVID-19.