Paragon Healthcare is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and making preparations for potential disruptions to care. We urge elderly patients, patients suffering chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised patients avoid travel and other activities that may increase their risk of exposure.
Our centers and pharmacies are open and fully operational to ensure that each one of our patients receive the treatment, supplies, and medication that they need. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our patients and staff and are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease. Paragon Healthcare Specialty has a dedicated nursing team ready to coordinate home nursing for every patient who may need it. This includes providing specialty pharmacy medications such as IVIG and IV antibiotics in most areas.
We are able to provide our patients with the medication they need at home and in our Infusion Centers, helping to lower risks, decrease hospitalizations, and ensure our patients have the care they need. We are monitoring the CDC's guidelines and best practices to keep our patients safe and healthy during this COVID-19 situation.
The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 are also being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other respected world health organizations have been actively communicating the current status of COVID-19. Paragon is committed to doing everything within our control to provide safe work environments and protecting the health and wellbeing of our employees and the communities around us.
We are employing a calculated and measured response to this situation and continuing forward with business as usual.
Paragon has always had an Infectious Disease Prevention Plan in place which calls for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and education of our staff and patients. With the current COVID-19 situation, we are actively monitoring CDC guidelines and working with Infectious Disease experts and updating our plans, policies, and guidelines as appropriate.
We are here to help – if you have questions related to COVID-19, please contact us.
"As our country faces the Coronavirus situation, we value the safety of our employees and most importantly, our patients. We are currently evaluating our emergency preparedness processes and procedures to ensure our patients have the best care possible. Our pharmacies and infusion centers are open and available to service our patients and community. Your safety and care is our primary objective at this time. Please feel assured that we are here for you, that we will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines and recommendations, and that we will be working diligently to keep all of our patients safe, secure, and ensure that their needs are met. Paragon will continue to work diligently to provide appropriate therapies to our patients, at a location that works best for them, without compromising their care or safety."
Cindy Sumrall RN, BSN, CRNI, IGCN
Chief Clinical Officer / SVP