LAS VEGAS – Desert Radiology announced its continued commitment to safeguarding the wellbeing of its patients, team members and community by encouraging everyone, including Desert Radiology team members, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Desert Radiology understands how vital the health of its team members is to its patients and their care. According to the CDC, as of Dec. 3, there were more than 249,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases among medical workers in the nation, and just over 790 deaths among health care personnel as of November 9, 2020.
Medical workers across the nation and globe are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 than the general public and so it becomes critical to the vitality of our medical system that these workers safeguard themselves.
As healthcare leaders and as a pillar in the Southern Nevada community, Desert Radiology hopes to set an example and motivate not just its teammates but all members of the community to receive the vaccination to safeguard their health and the health of those around them.
By encouraging vaccinations among its team members, Desert Radiology aims to further strengthen its COVID-19 protocols designed to lessen the chances of transmission. As a leading outpatient imaging practice with 11 facilities across Southern Nevada, the practice is committed to following the CDC’s guidelines and monitoring industry standards to ensure that it is always on top of and implementing the best COVID-19 practices possible.
The following protocols and policies are currently in place at all Desert Radiology facilities:
COVID-19 screenings of all patients and team members including temperature checks
Masks are required for anyone within the facility
Social distancing will be enforced within all areas of the facility
Virtual waiting rooms – patients may be asked to wait inside their vehicle following appointment check-ins
Enhanced routine cleaning of all waiting room furniture and exam room equipment
As scientists and researchers strengthen and evolve the COVID-19 response, Desert Radiology will stay committed to those advancements to help protect the community in which it lives and serves while acknowledging individual stances and beliefs.
For more information about Desert Radiology, visit www.desertrad.com.
About Desert Radiology
Founded in 1966, Desert Radiology has grown to be the largest radiology practice in Nevada and is ranked among the top 25 practices in the country on the Radiology Business Journal’s Radiology 100. With an emphasis on high-quality, prompt diagnostic care and innovative technology, the company’s specialized team of over 80 board-certified radiologists serves more than 40,000 patients every month through its 11 facilities across Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump. Through 55 years of service, Desert Radiology maintains longstanding key relationships with 11 hospitals, a large cancer center, a group of multispecialty medical centers and many other facilities in Southern Nevada. Designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, Desert Radiology prides itself in being a valued community partner to its patients and many local nonprofit organizations. The practice is the exclusive provider of radiology services to multiple Las Vegas professional sports teams including the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, and Las Vegas Lights FC. For more information, visit www.desertrad.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/desertradiology.
Maddie Skains, MassMedia