There is no higher priority to our entire Florida Orthopaedic Institute family than the safety of our patients, staff, and physicians. As the situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it’s essential to provide you with a detailed update of what we are doing to support you and your health. We are in close communication and have taken additional measures in accordance with the recommendations made by global and local public health authorities including, the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health, and other medical authorities.
Rest assured that we are taking appropriate measures to ensure your health and safety at each Florida Orthopaedic Institute location. We have always taken great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in our offices, including utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as effective against Coronavirus. Over the past few weeks, we have expanded our cleaning protocols and increased the frequency and extent of our office, lobby and patient care theater sanitation. In addition, we’ve increased our supply of resources, including critical cleaning supplies. Finally, we’ve shared with our staff the guidance we’ve received from various health agencies to ensure that our offices continue to be a safe environment for all who visit.
We also want to take this opportunity to remind our patients of the important measures that they can take to ensure the continued health of those around them.
- Clean your hands often, using both soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others who may be sick.
- If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, stay at home and consult your primary healthcare provider.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Finally, we want to provide our patients with the peace of mind to make appropriate scheduling adjustments, if needed. If you are experiencing symptoms, are currently sick, or have traveled to countries with widespread, sustained transmission such as China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy in the past 14 days, please contact your FOI office to reschedule any upcoming appointments or visits.
Thank you for your continued trust in Florida Orthopaedic Institute. As you know, this is a dynamic and evolving situation. Our commitment to your safety remains at the forefront of everything we do.
Lee Levanduski, Chief Operating Officer
Florida Orthopaedic Institute