Supporting Our  Communities

Through COVID-19

Across Tenet and USPI, we have multiple sites of care in our health system, and we work in partnership with over 50 other health systems in the US. 

We are resuming elective care consistent with state and local guidelines and as restrictions are lifted. Strong infection prevention protocols are in place in our ambulatory centers and surgical hospitals, and we have continued to make investments in training, testing and personal protective equipment. We are committed to the universal protection and safety of our physicians, staff and patients.

Our USPI centers have rigorous pre-screening and intake protocols to identify at-risk patients as well as redesigned patient flow from pre-op to post-op to minimize risks. Our centers are responsive and flexible in ramping up to increase access to ambulatory care. It is particularly important that patients with high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 have access to care in a location that does not treat patients suffering from the virus. We are also working with our health system partners and commercial labs to ensure testing for those patients who need to be tested prior to their procedure.

We will continue to work with doctors and clinicians to do what is best for patient care and to coordinate with and support health systems throughout the country.  The safety of our patients and caregivers is paramount and we have built all of our protocols around that principle.

Every day, but especially during this challenging time, our team members and facility staff manage adversity and provide quality, compassionate care. They lead by example and do what they have been called upon and trained to do with honor and professionalism. We are deeply grateful for their selfless courage and dedication to saving lives, and we also recognize the heroic efforts of all healthcare professionals around the world who are responding to COVID-19.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, the assessment below may help.