• COVID-19: A Reminder from MidMichigan Health

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release

    For Immediate Release
    March 19, 2020
    COVID-19: A Reminder from MidMichigan Health
    MIDLAND, Mich. – As a reminder to the community, MidMichigan Health offers the following video news release.
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    “This is Dr. Lydia Watson, chief medical officer, with MidMichigan Health.
    Due to the heightened alert to the growing Coronavirus outbreak and for the safety of all, MidMichigan Health reminds you:

    • If you have traveled to a country with an outbreak of COVID-19 and are at high risk, the CDC recommends you stay home for the next 14 days and monitor your health. Take your temperature two times a day and watch for symptoms.
    • If you feel sick and have symptoms of a fever of 100.4 or greater, cough or shortness of breath, please call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
    • Please avoid contact with others and do not travel while sick.
    • Above all, the best way to prevent the spread of this virus is social distancing and proper hygiene, such as hand washing and not touching our faces. With these two measures we are all significantly less likely to get the illness.
    • For additional information, please call the MidMichigan Health COVID-19 hotline at (800) 445-7356 for more information.”
    As a service to the community, MidMichigan Health has also published a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Staff is also available to help answer community questions. The hotline can be reached toll-free at (800) 445-7356 or (989) 794-7600.
    Those interested in learning more about COVID-19 may visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
    MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/ oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,700 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
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