PeaceHealth needs your help!

Posted September 21, 2021 at 9:55 am by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Peace­Health hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, doc­tors and nurs­es in North­west Wash­ing­ton need the community’s help to make sure they can con­tin­ue to safe­ly pro­vide care – not only to those suf­fer­ing from severe ill­ness from COVID-19 but to those requir­ing care for the full range of ill­ness and injuries that its doc­tors and nurs­es typ­i­cal­ly treat.

“We can’t do this alone,” said Sud­hakar Kar­la­pu­di, MD, chief med­ical offi­cer and patient safe­ty offi­cer for Peace­Health North­west. “We are depen­dent on our com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to do what is right, which is to help pro­tect each oth­er from get­ting the virus and by doing that, help the hos­pi­tal and clin­ics care for peo­ple in need of our services.”

Kar­la­pu­di not­ed that while one of the approved COVID-19 vac­cines is the BEST way to avoid seri­ous ill­ness and hos­pi­tal­iza­tion, sim­ple pre­cau­tions can go a long way to keep you and your fam­i­ly healthy:

  • Avoid any event or gath­er­ing that may attract a large num­ber of peo­ple and where you can­not main­tain a safe distance.
  • For any social gath­er­ing – keep­ing it small and out­doors is always the safer choice.
  • Wear­ing a mask over your mouth and nose when­ev­er you are in a group of peo­ple helps to pro­tect oth­ers and yourself.
  • Wash or san­i­tize your hands reg­u­lar­ly – avoid touch­ing your face, eyes or mouth

“Let’s work togeth­er to end the pan­dem­ic and keep every­one safe,” Kar­la­pu­di said.

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