Marshall Hospital’s Emergency Department continues to serve all patients,
24 hours a day, seven days a week for any medical issues. “People
can have confidence that it’s safe to come into the ED,” says
Michael Mirhadi, MD, medical director. “We have taken many precautions
to minimize exposure to COVID-19,” he says.
A drive-thru system for symptom checks is in place in at the front of the
ER. Patients stay in their vehicle for screening and are directed to separate
entrances, depending on their needs. “If a patient has respiratory
issues, they will be led to a special entrance and will be kept away from
other patients. The waiting areas are also segretated by symptom,”
says Dr. Mirhadi.
Providers and staff are taking the highest level of precautions, including
wearing full personal protective equipment to protect themselves from
infection and also to keep from exposing patients. Specially trained personnel
meticulously clean all patient and public areas with medical-grade disinfectant,
even deploying a germ-zapping robot that emits UV-C light to eliminate
99.9 percent of germs on surfaces.
“If you need emergency care, don’t hesitate to come to get
the attention you need. Especially during these times, it is important
for everyone to get and stay well,” says Dr. Mirhadi.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has over 200 licensed practitioners and over 1,600
employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents
of El Dorado County.