As COVID-19 numbers across the nation continue to skyrocket, the toll on staff and medical facilities is at an all-time high.
The United States has recorded nearly 27 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 482,000 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. The vast majority of states are experiencing unchecked spread of the virus and hospitals across the country are nearing capacity. Experts had anticipated a second wave of the virus would wreak havoc this winter, which gave hospitals some time to prepare. Yet, as the virus surges across the country, the number of emergency room visits that result in hospitalizations is putting a strain on the nation’s hospitals, research from the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed. Many hospitals are experiencing the highest level of COVID hospitalizations since the pandemic began, NPR reported. Thankfully, the nationwide launch of two vaccines to provide immunity against the virus are offering a dose of hope for the country.
While most of the country’s focus is on the well-being of our doctors, nurses and hospital staff, Creative Colors International Inc., the nation’s leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair, knows high patient counts are creating unavoidable wear and tear on your facility’s interior. CCI helps medical facilities save money and bolster patient relationships by making their facilities shine. CCI can repair scuffs, tears, and fading on waiting room furniture and exam tables. CCI’s restoration services can salvage your damaged items, saving customers up to 90 percent in expenses. Our certified leather technicians can work within your schedule to revitalize patient rooms, waiting areas, labs, exam rooms and clinical spaces to help you continue to create strong patient relationships.
“Our service technicians are trained to make repairs in your medical facility to save you money and make your waiting area a showplace for patients,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “If your medical facility looks dated and worn, it’s important to take positive steps to stay ahead of the competition by giving it a facelift.”
CCI’s Cleaner Protects Staff, Patients
CCI can also help keep your employees and patients safe during this unprecedented season. The leading mobile provider of leather and vinyl repair added a new sanitizer to its lineup of services. The Sanitizer & Disinfectant is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to disinfect against COVID-19. It kills viruses, mold, mildew, and bacteria quickly and efficiently. The new sanitizing product can be sprayed on surfaces in your medical practice without drying or fading your surfaces and is designed to air dry. The cleaner is available for purchase in bulk to make sanitizing and disinfecting a breeze for your busy employees.
Make Your Waiting Area a Showplace
Fear of contracting COVID-19 led to cancellations this spring, and many patients turned to digital healthcare to stay safe during the pandemic. Patients are slowly rebooking appointments at doctor’s offices and scheduling procedures they had previously put off. More than 83 percent of patients with in-person visits over the next couple of months are planning to go, according to a survey of 533 patients conducted in December 2020 by PatientPop, a medical marketing provider. Yet, one in four patients said they feel hesitant about a visit; or do not feel safe, the survey revealed. The explosion of COVID cases this winter may exacerbate safety concerns and hamper your practice’s rebound; unless you take a preemptive approach.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, independent doctor’s offices were already competing with a growing number of retail practices and mobile apps. At least 62 percent of consumers would choose virtual health and wellness advisories, a survey conducted by Accenture revealed. However, experts agree a positive in-person experience can lead to patient retention and referrals. Satisfied customers will bolster your online reputation and recommend your practice. Medical professionals who have a good rapport with clients are better healers, experts at Stanford University said. Physician reassurance and positive interaction with patients helped reduce patient symptoms in United States adults, Stanford reported. During this unique time, strong patient relationships are the key to a robust and successful medical practice. Making your interior a showplace will help increase patient confidence.