Beebe Healthcare has resumed valet service at its Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus with enhanced safety precautions due to COVID-19.
Patients and visitors may use the service at Beebe’s main entrance on the west side of the campus near the parking garage. Visitor restrictions remain in place. One well visitor may visit a patient per day, and visiting hours are from 2 to 7 p.m.
The new valet process features a number of safety steps developed by Beebe’s infection-prevention team, including seat covers, personal protective equipment and frequent hand hygiene.
“Safety is a top priority at all of our Beebe Healthcare sites, and we want our patients and visitors to feel safe at all times,” said David A. Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO. “Beebe is safe and open; please do not delay your care. Our entire team is taking every precaution to keep this community safe during the pandemic while providing quality, compassionate care.”
Valet safety procedures are as follows: As car arrives, valet performs hand hygiene and already has mask on; valet then approaches car and asks that driver lower all windows. Valet installs seat cover and gets in vehicle, keeping as many windows open as possible depending on weather. Valet goes to park vehicle and returns to podium to store keys and perform hand hygiene. When car is returned to driver, same hand hygiene procedures are followed, and seat cover is removed for patient or visitor to enter vehicle.