Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center Going Extra Mile to Provide Safe Care
The team at Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center has continued to provide the southwest Michigan community with safe, high quality care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The many safety measures in place help to instill confidence in patients, so they can continue to maintain their treatment schedules and check-up appointments.
As at every Bronson facility, everyone is screened at the door for COVID-19 symptoms, and everyone age two and above must wear a face covering. Additionally, extensive cleaning procedures are in place. Due to the increased health risks of their patients, the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center has put additional measures in place to keep patients safe from the virus.
“Our top priority is patient safety,” explains Dr. Randy Mudge, radiation oncologist and physician in chief of oncology services. “At the Cancer Care Center, we are working diligently as a team to diminish opportunities for exposure.”
Virtual Visits Available
As a first line of defense, all medical oncologists are offering virtual checkups. For patients who have a scheduled visit that does not require chemotherapy, radiation or other physical medical care, they have the option to be seen over a video conference with their oncologist. This allows these high-risk patients to talk with their oncologist, discuss tests or upcoming procedures and changes to their condition from the comfort of their home.
Making Social Distancing Easier
As many cancer patients require physical treatment, coming inside the facility is sometimes unavoidable. The Cancer Care Center has made it easier to maintain social distancing while inside the facility. Some of these changes include:
- Private entrance, away from the waiting room, for chemotherapy patients
- Lockdown from other areas of the hospital, meaning Cancer Care Center staff and patients can no longer access other areas of Bronson Battle Creek from inside the Cancer Care Center
- Staggered appointments to reduce the number of people inside the center at all times
- New waiting room layout, allowing for greater space between waiting patients
- Private triage room for anyone with a fever or showing symptoms of COVID-19
Bronson encourages patients to contact their provider if they have any questions about safety measures related to their visit. To learn more about the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center and its award winning services, visit bronsonhealth.com/cancer.