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Maui Health: Proactive steps taken to protect employees, staff and community

By Staff | Apr 2, 2020

WAILUKU – Maui Health last week provided the following update:

“Maui Health is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community.

“Per CDC infection control protocol, we can acknowledge we have an employee confirmed by the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) as having COVID-19. This individual is in good condition and is isolated to prevent spread of infection to others. Our best wishes go to the employee for a rapid and full recovery. Maui Health is handling this case with the utmost respect to privacy, while also working closely with the (DOH) to ensure that patients, employees, family, friends, and anyone who has been in close contact are screened. Please understand that out of respect for individual privacy, additional details about this case will not be shared publicly.

“Maui Health has been taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of infection among its employees, staff and community. These steps have included asking sick employees to stay home, canceling large meetings and staff travel, increasing the use of teleworking among staff, encouraging social distancing, and promoting other important preventative measures in all of our facilities. Additionally, this Wednesday, March 25, in conjunction with Mayor Victorino’s emergency ‘work from home and stay at home’ order, we will institute a no-visitor policy at all of our hospitals and facilities. No visitors will be permitted for adult patients, with the exception of Pediatrics and OB at Maui Memorial Medical Center, which will be limited to one (1) visitor per patient. Also, all elective surgeries and procedures will be cancelled. This also helps to ensure we have capacity and equipment to care for the most critically ill patients. Patients can expect to be contacted by their doctor’s office with updated information.

“We want to thank our community for their support and understanding as we focus on keeping our patients and staff safe and healthy.”

For more information and updates, visit mauihealth.org.