Were all doing our best to weather the coronavirus (COVID-19) as safely as possible, including ATC Healthcare. As we follow the instructions of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), weve stayed busy, doing our part to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the best way we know how with healthcare staffing.
For those who have been exposed to coronavirus, the number one recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is for them to stay home for at least two weeks. This means avoiding all public areas and restricting any activity outside of their dwelling.
This has posed a problem for medical facilities and healthcare professionals. Nurses, respiratory therapists, X-ray techs and CAT scan technicians are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. But what happens when they become exposed? They cant risk infecting patients by going to work. Yet, when they stay home, medical facilities become short staffed as the number of patients keeps going up.
The State of Medical Facilities
Right now, hospitals and doctors offices are scrambling to fulfill the increased need of healthcare associates, especially facilities with a large portion of their staff under self-imposed quarantine. Without enough team members to take care of patients, diagnosis and treatment will just get slower and slower, putting more and more Americans at risk.
How ATC Healthcare Can Help
ATC Healthcare franchisees are all doing their best to provide their local medical facilities with the professional staff that is required to properly fight this pandemic. We want everyone to be able to get the courteous, caring attention they deserve especially during this nerve-wracking time.
These communities are lucky to have a healthcare staffing agency that truly cares about ensuring the safety and well-being of all patients in their city or town. By relying on our staff of trained nurses and technicians, we are working with medical facilities to increase the size of their teams to meet the needs presented by the coronavirus even as healthcare associates are forced to stay at home.
What You Can Do
In addition to following all of the CDCs guidelines to prevent the person-to-person spread of coronavirus, you can explore the benefits of bringing in the most qualified staffing agency to support the medical facilities in your community. You can make a difference with ATC Healthcare.
For more information, check out what ATC Healthcares CEO, David Savitsky told Fox News about the impact of this pandemic for hospitals and physician practices.