We support local communities and local hospital systems by remaining open.
Touchstone Imaging remains vigilant in our effort to support local communities, patients and hospital systems with outpatient imaging during this unprecedented pandemic. Our outpatient facilities service patients who need radiology exams that don’t have to be performed in a hospital.
Our facilities remain operational while strictly adhering to CDC, local task force and hospital partner recommendations and guidelines.
We are focused on accommodating our patients and referring physicians and to help reduce the strain on local hospitals. With the common interest of “flattening the curve,” we are working to do our part to lower the rate of exposure and the impact to the high-risk population.
Leaders in Imaging Quality... Leaders in Patient Safety
Touchstone Imaging has always been a leader in imaging quality, and during these unprecedented times, we are taking the lead on patient safety as well.
Each of our outpatient imaging centers will only open and operate when it has been certified through our 4 Steps to Safety Program.
What to expect from your next Touchstone visit
In addition to our 4 Steps to Safety Program, we are making safety simple, easy, and stress-free for our patients. Our video overview will show you what to expect from your next visit with us as well as the extra precautions we are taking. Your health is our number one priority.
Touchstone Imaging 4 Steps to Safety
- Patients receive a call 24 hr before appointment to screen for COVID risk
- High-risk patients (e.g. elderly, immune deficient) are offered reserved slots.
- Any payment required can be paid over the phone to minimize personal contact
- Patients are re-screened for COVID risk, including touchless temperature checks
- Patients can select to check-in from their cars to minimize time in center
- Social distancing markers and acrylic banners have been installed in lobby
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Customer-facing center employees will wear masks at all times
- Patients and any guests will also wear masks during visit
- Hand hygiene is required to enter center and any clinical areas
Specialized Operational Protocols
- Longer appointment slots added to allow for enhanced cleaning between patients
- Exposure protocols are in place, including self-quarantine for center employees
- Limitations on number of guests accompanying patients
How to Protect Yourself
COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and by coming into contact with infected surfaces. You can help protect yourself and limit the spread of disease with these tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and always after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus can be mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms may appear 5-14 days after exposure. Those with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic lung disease should take extra precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure.