A message from Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin NH:
"Throughout the past few months, North Country Healthcare providers, nurses, staff, and administrators have worked diligently to secure personal protective equipment and other resources, monitor population health, collaborate and communicate with state and local officials, and develop numerous plans for a variety of COVID-19 scenarios. Much of what we have learned and acquired can be used for future emergencies or disasters, as needed. Much of it can also be used to help our business partners – now. NCH recognizes that, in addition to the delivery of critical healthcare services, we have a greater responsibility to share our expertise and experiences within the broader business communities that we serve.
"As part of our desire to partner with business and civic members, and recognizing that as a community, we are all in this together, NCH is pleased to offer clinical consulting to share what we have learned including the updated Centers for Disease Control guidelines. As you work to re-open or re-establish services, we want to help you navigate these uncharted waters. Recognizing our prominent role and responsibility for maintaining healthy communities, there will be no charge for these services. Our clinical team members can bring to mind things that you may not have considered or offer insight as to unique circumstances that you will be facing to keep your staff and customers safe. Available resources may include, though not be limited to:
- Infection Control and Prevention Guidance
- Occupational Health Assistance (mask fitting)
- Social Distancing Recommendations
- Guidance for the Application and Procurement of PPE
"We recognize that not all businesses and industries are the same size, serve the same purpose, and have the same challenges. Please know that we are here to meet with you remotely and/or in-person (practicing social distancing guidelines) at your establishment to be of service. Thank you for your support over the past few months. Please know of our desire to continue to serve you, including in this expanded capacity."
For more information, please contact:
James A. Patry, MBA, MS
System Director, Marketing North Country Healthcare