LEBANON — With Friday’s announcement of the first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indiana, Hoosiers should know that Indiana hospitals are prepared. Witham is actively participating in infection control efforts, regional patient safety coalitions, and in Indiana’s public health preparedness districts. These networks serve us well in responding to any public health emergency across the health care continuum in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies.
Witham Health Services along with other Indiana hospitals has already been preparing for this development by collaborating with Indiana State Department of Health and our local county health departments along with other local partners. We are fortunate to have leaders in Governor Holcomb’s administration like State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, who has been working tirelessly with stakeholders in anticipation of this possibility.
We urge the community to take an active role in prevention of all contagious diseases, including influenza. Actions everyone can take include, but are not limited to, vaccination, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when ill or have a fever, good hygiene practices including washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol hand sanitizers. Witham along with the Indiana Hospital Association recommends those looking for resources to utilize the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage or CDC guidance to learn more.
Witham Health Services has served the residents of Boone and surrounding counties for over 103 years. Witham Health Services has offices in Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Jamestown, Lebanon, Thorntown, Whitestown at Anson and Zionsville.