The company looks to provide and improve healthcare in the communities they serve. The company offers programs designed to prevent illness and to help live healthy lifestyles.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Sentara has began providing drive through testing for the virus. They look to test thousands of people and recommend that people only receive screening if they have two out of three symptoms including a fever, a cough, and/or shortness of breath. They also accept patients who have been in contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 and those that have traveled internationally.
They offer screening and testing at three different locations, and are postponing non-urgent surgeries and procedures in order to limit the number of patients in hospitals and facilities. Sentara healthcare has been working with community partners and residents to collect material supplies. They are working with London Bridge Trading to manufacture and collect surgical masks using Cupron, Inc. material. The masks have to be sewn in a particular way to meet antimicrobial property demands.
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- HealthcareHealth care is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Health care is delivered by health professionals and allied health fields. Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiolog...
- COVID-19COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization.
- VirusType of non-cellular infectious agent