It’s Time to Get Back to Healthy Living

No doubt, 2020 has been marked by tremendous challenges. From the peril of COVID-19, to the stress of constant disinfecting and wearing a mask, the seemingly endless days of sheltering at home, school closures, lost vacations and proms and job insecurity.

When civil unrest, looting and nationwide turmoil erupted in June, NorthBay Healthcare’s CEO and President Konard Jones challenged every employee to “carry the NorthBay spirit in every interaction we have,” and to create a culture of love, compassion and kindness, as the organization continues to care for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of all of our patients.

It’s a challenge we take seriously, but we can’t do it alone. We need to work in partnership — with you.

It’s time for change, but change can be hard. We’re all on a path to a “new normal.”

It starts by focusing on your health.

Did you put on a few pandemic pounds? Did stress keep you from getting enough sleep? Drinking enough water? Were you so worried about others that you didn’t take time for yourself?

It’s time for change, but change can be hard. We’re all on a path to a “new normal.”

So, let’s do as our physicians recommend: Start small. Drink more water today. Take a walk tomorrow. Set up a doctor’s appointment to check in with your care team. Incremental change can result in big change —  to your physical and mental health.

And as the world has changed in the last seven months, so has the health care landscape. In this edition of Wellspring, you will find what you need to get started: directories of primary and specialty care physicians; our innovative and advanced medical offerings; and a map to guide you to locations in Vacaville and Fairfield to better serve you; and assurances that patient safety is paramount.

Don’t put your health on hold. Please aim to make the “new normal” a healthier, happier you.

Safety First

Does the idea of a trip to the hospital or a medical office leave you unsettled? Rest assured your health and safety come first with NorthBay Healthcare. Here are some of the measures we’ve taken to go above and beyond to underscore safety:

Face coverings are mandatory for everyone — patients, visitors, staff —  in our facilities.

Video and telephone visits with doctors and providers are available, so you can receive medical care from the comfort of your home.

Although visitors are not permitted in the hospitals (with a few exceptions), we offer technology to help patients connect with families.

Exam rooms and patient care rooms receive extra thorough cleanings after each patient.

We provide COVID-19 screening and testing at NorthBay Urgent Care centers in Fairfield and Vacaville.

We test all patients prior to surgeries or outpatient procedures.

We have thoroughly trained staff on COVID and infection prevention measures and have provided an ample supply of Personal Protective Equipment.

We created dedicated nursing units to care for COVID-19 cases in NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, isolating patients from the rest of the hospital.

Want to know more? Visit NorthBay.org/Covid

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