The first case of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) in Tennessee has been detected in Williamson County. Williamson Medical Center has issued the following statement:
Williamson Medical Center is prepared to provide the safe and effective care of any patient who may have been exposed to the novel Coronavirus. We have approved protocols in place to guide the treatment of emergency patients presenting with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, as well as those who may have had potential exposure. Extensive plans are also in place to ensure the protection of all our patients and staff.
We encourage the community to remain vigilant in taking measures to stop the spread of any virus including:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Refrain from touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Avoid contact with those who are sick
Patients with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms who have traveled to China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Hong Kong or Italy or have been in contact with a confirmed novel Coronavirus case are urged to first contact the health department at 615-741-7247 for advisement on testing and care.
For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (abbreviated COVID-19), visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premier destination for orthopedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.