**Update 4/20/2020: In our ongoing effort to adhere closely to CDC recommendations, we respectfully request that all patients coming into our offices wear a mask or face covering that adequately protects their nose and mouth. We want our patients to be safe, we want to keep our team safe, and we want to continue to offer needed orthopedic care in a healthy environment. If you’d like information on how to make a mask or have questions about the CDC’s recommendation, please click here.
March 16, 2020
Dear MBJI Patients,
We wanted to reach out to all of you to make you aware of our preparedness against coronavirus to ensure your health and safety when visiting our locations.
We continue to follow the CDC guidelines (CDC.gov), not the least of which eliminates handshaking. We continue to consult with peers in medicine and have immediately implemented best practices as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.
Although our cleaning procedures before and after each patient exceed current guidelines, we have also reiterated the importance to our staff and cleaning services to ensure that all procedures are properly followed to keep all safe.
We have taken steps with our employees by instructing them to stay home if they are sick, and to make us immediately aware if they have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus.
We will be asking all patients upon their arrival:
1.) If they have traveled in the last 14 days to areas that the CDC considers to be a “hotspot”
2.) If they have been sick over the last 14 days with flu-like symptoms
3.) If they know anyone that has contracted the coronavirus
If any of these questions are answered affirmatively, then we will respectfully ask to reschedule the appointment.
In troubling times, it can be difficult to know where to find accurate and up-to-date information about a rapidly changing situation. The CDC is linked in the above paragraphs. The Illinois Department of Public Health is also an excellent resource, and you can click here to be directed to their website. For additional information, you can also find Advocate Aurora Health’s COVID-19 Resource Center here.
We recognize the concern and anxiety that this situation brings. We want to assure you that MBJI is looking out for you and our employees to continue to provide the best and safest orthopaedic care in the northwest suburbs. As this is an evolving issue, we will provide meaningful updates as needed. If you have any questions, please call us at 855-625-2663.
We encourage you to follow us on social media, where we are posting updates related to the pandemic, both physical and mental coping strategies, answering common questions about postponed elective surgeries, and more. You can find us on Facebook here.
The Physicians and Team at Midwest Bone & Joint Institute