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SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL MUSKOGEE 300 ROCKEFELLER DRIVE MUSKOGEE, OK 74401 May 29, 2020
VIOLATION: INFECTION CONTROL OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES Tag No: A0749
Based on observation, record review and interview, the hospital failed to ensure Covid-19 screening upon entry into the facility for two (Visitors A and B) of two visitors.

This failed practice has the likelihood to place all patients, staff, visitors, and communities-at-large at increased risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus.

Review of a document titled "Hospital Visitor Restrictions" documented advisement that visitors would be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entering any inpatient areas.

On 05/29/20 from 11:10 AM to 11:55 AM, surveyors observed the following:
1. Visitors A and B entered the facility's front entrance at 11:10 AM
2. Visitors A and B announced themselves to an admissions employee and stood in the front entrance lobby approximately 15 feet away and in direct line of sight from a facility employee seated at a screening table
3. Visitors A and B were directed by the admissions employee to cross the lobby, take an elevator to another floor, and navigate the hospital, unescorted, to the administration offices
4. Visitors A and B crossed in front of the employee seated at the screening table and were allowed to continue to the elevator without being screened
5. Visitors' A and B temperatures were taken and stickers provided during the entrance conference at 11:55 AM

On 05/29/20 at 11:45 AM, Staff C stated Visitors' A and B temperatures should have been taken at the front entrance upon arrival.

On 05/29/20 from 12:26 PM to 12:37 PM Staff D stated:
1. The facility screening process was to take a temperature, provide a mask, provide a sticker to indicate screening occurred, and log the visitor's name, temperature and the hospital location to which the visitor was going.
2. He or she did not screen Visitors A & B because they were wearing badges and thought they were employees who had already been screened.