FHN Leaders Talk About Welcoming, Safeguarding Patients

May 28, 2020 – The latest weekly video update from FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley, MBA, FACHE on the organization's COVID-19 preparations highlights the steps being taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

Gridley and FHN Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CIC, talk about the many precautions FHN is taking to protect patients and staff during the COVID-19 epidemic and beyond. It's more than extra cleaning: FHN has made changes in how patients are welcomed into and navigated through the hospital and clinics, to staff scheduling, removing what could be points of infection spread like water fountains and tabletop condiments in the cafe.

Gridley also shares an update on FHN's readiness to welcome patients back for non-COVID-19 treatments and procedures.

The video, along with all of the previous weeks' videos, is available on FHNs COVID-19 information site, www.fhn.org/coronavirus.