As part of fulfilling our mission of Making Communities Healthier, our teams work each day to anticipate and plan for the unexpected. Since news of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) broke this fall, we have been monitoring the evolving situation and taking the necessary steps to ensure we are prepared to provide quality care and protect the health and safety of the patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors in each community we serve.
We are leveraging the processes and plans we have in place year-round to respond to situations involving infectious disease and other public health emergencies. In addition, as leaders in the industry, we are acting in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with the local and state health departments in each of our markets.
We all have an important role to play in minimizing the impact and slowing the spread of COVID-19. We urge everyone to follow the guidance of the CDC and work together (from afar) to support our national efforts.