— As a community, we have been stressed for months now as COVID -19 lingers, and we face unprecedented times. Add to that the new obstacles of snow and ice, state-wide power outages and water shortages, and you have a recipe that would make anyone want to give up.
However, the team at AdventHealth came together to provide care for the community and each other.
“Our patients come first. To make sure we could continue to provide the care our community needs, we have had to get creative, especially when facing challenges like we’ve seen this week,” said Kevin Roberts, CEO of AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook.
With the help of the City of Killeen, local groups and hospital staff who were comfortable driving in the adverse conditions, AdventHealth Team members were able to call a transportation hotline to arrange rides to get to work.
“Many of our employees had no way to get to work in icy conditions, so we set up a transportation team to ensure staff could make it in. With the help of our community, we have answered calls throughout Bell County for several days to make sure our patients had no gaps in their care.”
Clinical team members and physicians also have been staying on-site in designated areas to minimize travel needs.
‘Keeping patients and staff safe has been a priority for everyone. Our facilities team has worked around the clock to assure our sidewalks and roadways are clear, our power is on, and our water supply is adequate,” said Roberts.