• Rome Memorial Hospital suspends community events, meetings in fight against coronavirus

    In a continuing effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Rome Memorial Hospital will not be participating in or hosting community events until further notice.

    “We are taking this step based on the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendations to limit gatherings that could unintentionally put our patients, staff or community at unnecessary risk” said Andrew Bushnell, MD, VP/chief medical officer at Rome Memorial Hospital. “Our priority is always the health and safety of our patients, staff and the communities we serve. At this time, these additional precautions are prudent and necessary.”

    Internally, the hospital will be following social distancing measures for meetings to protect co-workers from incidental transmission.

    The hospital will also be suspending hospital-sponsored community events including Health Night, blood pressure screenings and breastfeeding classes. In addition, the hospital’s main campus will not be accessible as a meeting space for outside organizations.

    “As a healthcare organization, it is our responsibility to lead the way in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” Bushnell said. “These common-sense measures are just some of the steps we are taking to manage through this global health concern.”