NUMBER OF CASES DROP
“The number of COVID-19 cases has dropped from about
12,000 to 15,000 a day to less than 4,000. If people start getting
careless, we will be back to where we started from,” Singh
said. “Patient load has diminished by about 50%, but no
Overall, staff and patients have accepted the changes. Some
patients are more compliant than others and may or may not
take issue with wearing a mask.
“We now offer a mask to every patient who walks in without
wearing a mask because it is a violation of their First Amendment
rights,” Singh said, matter-of-factly.
Nevertheless, even Singh’s patients who have respiratory
issues take to wearing the mask. It may be physically uncomfortable
Both Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and St. Lucie
Medical Center are part of HCA Healthcare. Their CEOs, Eric
Goldman Lawnwood and Jay Finnegan St. Lucie, are looking
expanding healthcare needs of our growing community.
“As a part of HCA Healthcare, we have the unique ability to
leverage our network of hospitals to ensure that our facilities
remain well-supported as we deal with the evolving pandemic,”
communications for Lawnwood and St. Lucie medical centers.
Both medical centers are huge servicing points for the
residents of St. Lucie County. They, too, have implemented
a number of measures to ensure patients and employees are
kept safe from COVID-19. St. Lucie Medical and Lawnwood >>
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a mask. So far, we haven’t had any tantrums about not
for some, but they do their part to protect others and
forward toward continuing to plan for the future and the
said Tiffany Woods, director of public relations and
Port St. Lucie Magazine
ANTHONY INSWASTY PHOTOS
Dr. Moti Ramgopal, a leading infectious disease specialist on the Treasure
Coast, recommends that all healthcare professionals treat their patients
strictly through the utilization of telehealth calls.
St. Lucie Medical Center has taken extra precautions in
order to protect its patients and staff. These precautions
include temperature checks, mask requirements and
enhanced cleaning protocol.