KCBC is requesting that anyone who is sick with respiratory or flu like symptoms stay at home for the safety of our staff and patients. We also request all family and friends who accompany a patient remain in their vehicle outside the office. This will help prevent others from being infected as our nation continues to battle this global issue.
We are taking increased precautions and efforts to help protect our patients and staff from exposure to the Co-VID19 virus. Such measures include:
- Our staff are screened daily with temperature checks and asking questions upon arrival. Employees with a temperature of 100.4 will be sent home.
- Masks will be worn by all our staff interacting with patients.
- Patients who appear to be sick or displaying symptoms by checking temperatures and have a temperature of 100.4 will be re-scheduled.
- Patients are required to wear a mask as a precaution.
- Continuous cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces throughout the day, including door handles, lockers, locker keys, waiting room tables and all other surfaces the patient may come into possible contact with.
- Air purification machines have been placed and continuously powered on throughout the clinical area, office and the boutique to purify the air. These air purifiers kill 99.9% of germs on hard surfaces as well as clean the air.
- Providing hand sanitizer in the lobby, patient rooms, waiting rooms and offices / cubicles of the staff.
- Leaving doors open to prevent frequent contact with doorknobs / handles by staff and patients.
- Sanitation of writing utensils after each use.
- Providing disposable antibacterial wipes for staff to wipe all surfaces after each patient.
- Sanitation of all medical equipment on an increased schedule daily.
All patients upon arrival will be asked the following three questions:
- 1Have you traveled domestically or internationally within the past 30-60 days?
- 2Do you have or have you had a fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing or any other symptoms of illness within the last 10 days?
- 3Have you been around anyone else who has to your knowledge traveled internationally recently, may also have been sick, exposed to, or diagnosed within the last 14 days?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions or if patients appear to be sick and has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, you will be asked to self-quarantine and to reschedule.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to make adjustments for the safety of our patients and staff.
From our CEO…
KCBC is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and doing its best to keep our employees, and patients safe from harm.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across our country and across the world, its impact is being felt in every aspect of our daily personal and business lives.
Please know that first and foremost, we value our patients and staff and all that you are faced with right now, being on the frontlines of this medical emergency. It is our goal to fully support you as a healthcare provider and assist you in any way we can through this challenging time.
We are committed to providing quality care and continually assisting our patients as needed and required, and keeping you informed of immediate changes that may affect you as they are being issued by the government.
Internally, please be assured we are following state and federal CDC and public health recommendations to protect the health of our team and the patients. Following our Business Continuity Plan guidelines and procedures, we are assessing options on an hour-by-hour basis, balancing the needs of both our team members and our patients. Based on the latest official recommendations and out of an abundance of precaution, our office based team members will begin voluntary remote work starting Monday, March 23, 2020.
Our office practices social distancing, continuous cleaning, mask-wearing, and other added precautions, we pledge to provide the same level of excellent service you’ve come to expect and will continue to keep our level of service if possible. You can contact us and access support the same ways as always, via email, or telephone.
There are still patients being diagnosed with and living with cancer every day. Now, more than ever, we need to do everything we can to care for and protect them. Together we will get through this challenging time and whatever disruptions this pandemic brings our way.
Stay safe and stay positive!
Kamilia F. Kozlowski, M.D.