Portales, NM – Roosevelt General Hospital will now be pre-screening
for Ebola outside of its facility. Patients and RGH visitors arriving
at the hospital and clinic will be asked a series of questions regarding
symptoms of Ebola disease. The screening questionnaire that has been used
at the registration desks will continue to be the method for screening
outside the building. This process will be done in order to further promote
the safety of patients and RGH visitors, as well as staff.
"These measures are being taken in the interest of protecting the
citizens of Roosevelt County. Safety for our facility relies on being
proactive rather than reactive," stated Larry Leaming, CEO. "We
have been coordinating with the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office
and are confident that the system we are implementing will put RGH in
the forefront of safety against infectious diseases."
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