Region II Trauma and Medical Center
The Health Sentinel: On The Frontline
In response to the health threat brought about by COVID-19, the Region II and Trauma Center (R2TMC) had taken stringent measures to ensure and protect the health and safety of employees, patients and clients. The hospital management promptly devised a pandemic response strategy and enforced strict protocols to prepare the healthcare facility in handling the pandemic.
Among these efforts is the separation of COVID patients from other patients. The Training building was transformed into a COVID19 area, while the Out-Patient Department building was closed to serve as dormitory for the COVID staff. Clinic spaces in the OPD building were converted into surgery rooms and delivery rooms for COVID-positive patients. The main building served for admission of general cases. Medical, nurses and patient care staff were grouped – one for exclusive COVID-19 care and another for the treatment of general cases. Separate pathways were also created for staff and patients.
To boost staff morale and increase engagement with the community, the hospital issued a special quarterly newsletter entitled The Health Sentinel: On The Frontline. This publication explores the different stories from the frontline of the hospital’s battle against coronavirus.