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As a valued patient and partner of our Pediatric Partners’ family, I appreciate the trust you place in us every day for your child’s health care. In these times of rapid changes, our commitment remains unchanged to provide the best healthcare for you and your family.
We have implemented an enhanced triage system consisting of Pediatric Partners’ nurses and physicians who will remain available 24/7 to answer any of your questions and concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). We have also provided additional training for our staff on infectious disease prevention including proper hand washing and frequent cleaning of high touch surface areas. We have always used CDC recommended cleaning techniques of our exam rooms between patient visits.
As always, the personal safety and health of our patients and employees is at the forefront of all of our daily decisions as we manage the quickly evolving epidemiology of this novel virus. We will continue to follow CDC (the Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendations and guidelines. As pediatricians and leaders in our community, we will continue to approach decision making for individual patients, families and our staff based on sound clinical decision making, the same as we always have done.
Please go to our dedicated website for up-to-date information, https://www.pediatricpartners.com/coronavirus and to view our child friendly hand washing videos. Our website includes many helpful resources from trusted sources including how best to speak with your child regarding what is happening.
What we know so far is that children are fortunately not presenting with serious illness from Coronavirus. We must remain diligent and at the same time remain calm so together we can make the best decision for your child.
Here are some important facts to keep in mind from the Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of medicine:
Please do NOT go to the Emergency Department without calling us first. Our offices will remain open to provide routine care, newborn care, physical examinations, consults, med-checks and sick care (for all reasons, not just coronavirus). Our behavioral health team is also here to provide you with the support you may need.
I want to reassure you that I, along with my terrific team of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses and our entire staff at Pediatric Partners will continue to be by your side as we partner together to help your child remain safe and healthy.
Pediatric Partners is with you, for your child, for years to come…..