Saint Clare’s Health Establishing
Triage Tents Adjacent to Emergency Departments at Denville and Dover, Restricts
Visitors and Limits Hospital Entry Points
Preparedness Planning for Coronavirus (COVID-19) with Morris County OEM and
March 17, 2020, Denville, NJ – Saint Clare’s Health, in partnership with the Morris County
Office of Emergency Management, the Morris County Office of Health Management
and the Picatinny Arsenal, is establishing self-contained, patient triage
and assessment tents adjacent to the emergency departments on the Denville
and Dover campus’.
“Saint Clare’s Health has been proactively planning, implementing
and revising hospital protocols and policies in the wake of coronavirus
or COVID-19,” said Brian Finestein, CEO, Saint Clare’s Health.
“The implementation of self-contained, patient triage and assessment
tents, along with restricted patient and visitor access, enables us to
take extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our patients,
physicians, staff and our community.”
If the tents are needed, they will be fully staffed by emergency medical
staff ready to assess and treat the increased volume of patients.
To further ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, physicians
and our communities, effective immediately, Saint Clare’s Health
facilities are locked down and there will be no visitors allowed.
Entrance into the facilities has been limited. All non-employees will enter
the hospital through the emergency department at Denville and Dover, and
through the main entrance at Boonton.