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  • Written By: Brittany Garcia

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 is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall 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.