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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Facilities collaborating to confront COVID-19

on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Facilities collaborating to confront COVID-19

To the editor,

As we face the tremendous challenge of confronting COVID-19 both professionally and personally, we are grateful for the extraordinary service and responsiveness on behalf of our community to all health facilities caring for patients during this difficult time. This unprecedented national pandemic requires our dedication and focus. All our medical teams and clinical personnel throughout the region, at all our McLeod, MUSC Health, Hope Health, Lake City hospitals and emergency responders are ambassadors in this fight against COVID-19.

Local collaboration between health providers, Florence City and County, school districts, emergency services, the South Carolina Hospital Association, DHEC and area business and industries has helped produce the best outcomes possible in this evolving and intense situation.

We have held weekly calls between our hospitals with medical teams, nurses and executives as well as community leaders. Discussions have included preparations on additional capacity of cases of Covid-19, mutual Covid-19 mitigation precautions such as visitation policies and best practices, hospital preparedness on supplies and testing at state, local and hospital levels.

This health care crisis is shared and unique only in its scope, but not in its need to bring minds and hearts together in service to our fellow man. The safety of our patients, staff and citizens has been paramount and we have all be led by one goal: to carry out our mission to save lives in a safe way.

We are deeply grateful for examples of cooperation, compassion and courage in the ongoing response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Rob Colones President, CEO McLeod Health

Vance Reynolds CEO MUSC Health - Florence

Donna Isgett COO, McLeod Health

Dr. Dale Lusk CMO, McLeod Health

Dr. Rami Zebian CMO MUSC Health - Florence

Will McLeod Administrator McLeod Regional Medical Center

Matthew J. Severance Chief Systems Development and Affiliations Officer MUSC - Florence

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