Morris Hospital Joins Illinois Hospital Association in Encouraging Patients to Get the Healthcare They Need
September 18, 2020 – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, a member of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), is supporting a statewide public education campaign encouraging patients to move their health ahead. Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, many patients have put off important health screenings, physician visits, preventive care, surgeries and even emergency room visits.
The “Moving Healthy Ahead” initiative will inform the community of the many procedures and practices that hospitals across the state, have implemented to ensure their safety, comfort and confidence. These practices include such actions as social distancing in waiting areas, symptom and temperature checks upon entering the hospital, mandatory mask requirements, and enhanced cleaning.
“We know that many people in our community are putting off getting the care they need to treat severe diseases, manage chronic health conditions, and stay up-to-date on preventive screenings and procedures,” said Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Our organization is committed to providing the highest quality patient care in a safe and efficient manner. More than ever, we all know how important it is to maintain good health practices.”
According to IHA President and CEO A. J. Wilhelmi, “We all know the impact COVID-19 has had on the health of our country and state. Hospitals in Illinois have taken great measures to ensure that patients are treated safely and efficiently so they can get the care they need, when and where they need it. This initiative will inform the public that they should be getting the healthcare they require from their local hospital.”
Adds Steadham, “Studies show that people are concerned and delaying, or not seeking treatment at all, for their health needs, and we want them to know how important it is for them to move ahead in a safe, comforting environment.”