Visitation and COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
To Our Patient’s Families:
The health and safety of our patients are always of primary importance. We continue to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendation related to COVID-19 and are confident in the precautionary measures we have established. I want to assure you that as of this time we have not had any patients with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
This continues to be an evolving situation, and there are continued efforts to respond aggressively to the community spread of the virus. We have decided to cease patient visitation until April 20th. We understand that this may be a hardship for our patients and their families and will make every effort to provide resources for telephone and/or video contacts.
We want to ensure your loved ones are protected. In addition, we encourage each of you to follow the everyday preventive guidelines from the CDC to keep you and your family healthy:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover you cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hand often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
Stay informed. The CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary will be regularly updated as information becomes available.
Should you have any questions regarding this change to visitation please contact the facility Director of Quality, Compliance and Risk.Read More >>
Employee Survey 2019
New South Research designed and supplied a survey with input from current Clear View Behavioral Health (CVBH) employees in July 2019, which was distributed to all 128 employees, with a 41.4% response rate from employees provided feedback through the survey. The survey focused on the new leadership at Clear View Behavioral Health, as well as the perception of the staff regarding the overall direction of the hospital. Over 90% of the surveyed staff believe CVBH is headed in a much better direction since the arrival of the new leadership team with 89% of staff noting that the new leadership team is impacting patient care in a positive way through better patient experiences.
100% of staff surveyed reported that the current staff at CVBH are committed to the improvement of the quality of care provided, with 26% of staff noting that improvement of communication as a suggestion for improvement of patient care. 81% of staff completing the survey provided comments related to the direction of CVBH, with 97% of comments noting the positive direction and only one negative comment noting the current direction to be negative. One staff member noted, “Everything about the hospital has headed in a positive direction. I’m so grateful that they are here at CVBH. Hopefully, we will be a 5 STAR HOSPITAL soon!”.
75% of staff completing the survey provided various suggestions related to patient care, processes, and communication. 95% of the suggestions provided were positive in nature, with only 2 comments being focused on negative interaction with leadership at CVBH. Staff commented, “I am excited to be part of this team” and “I enjoy my job here and am looking forward continuing to work with the new leadership.” Of those completing the survey, 35% of staff provided additional comments with 89% positive and only 2 comments that provided negative feedback related to leadership and implemented change. Overall, the outcomes of the survey demonstrate the commitment of every staff member at CVBH to providing the best patient care, every patient, every time and an overwhelming demonstration of the agreement that the new leadership at CVBH taking through implementation of best practices across the service line. Staff comments, “I feel that we’re finally making the right moves for what this community needs & deserves in a behavioral health hospital. I know with time & the right team we can do the right thing” and “I feel the future of Clear View is bright.”Read More >>
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