In times like these, it is important to remember that we can get through anything together!
MNGI Digestive Health is dedicated to our patients and caregivers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to be caring people caring for people, regardless of the overwhelming circumstances that we may be faced with today.
Supporting Our Patients
While elective and non-emergency procedures have been postponed due to the Governor’s orders, MNGI Digestive Health continues to care for patients with urgent needs. We have also implemented new technology to see patients in the comfort of their own homes. MNGI is now able to schedule phone appointments and video calls between patients and providers to help address their GI concerns. We can see existing or new patients for dietitian appointments, follow-ups, and consultations. By offering this new service, we are striving to give more patients relief from their GI issues and concerns.
Supporting Our Team
Caring for our entire MNGI team is another top priority. We are so grateful for everyone’s efforts and the caring support we continually provide to our patients and each other. To keep everyone safe, we have significantly increased remote work options for staff where possible and developed social distancing efforts at all our locations. We are also taking multiple steps to pre-screen any in-person patients and guests, and we are asking everyone to wear masks when they come to our location.
MNGI has taken steps to offer financial support to our caregivers. To reduce financial stress, MNGI has supplemented pay for staff with reduced hours in the month of April and given staff the option to stay home with pay. MNGI is continuing benefit coverage and paying benefit premiums for employees on who have taken a furlough leave of absence.
MNGI is also promoting self-care to our caregivers during this time and have made several resources available including free apps to engage in wellness activities including physical exercise, mental health, stress reduction, healthy eating and meditation. An Employee Assistance Program with COVID-19 specific resources have also been provided to all caregivers and their families.
Our team members are also doing things to support each other and the community. Members of our anesthesia team have been volunteering in numerous ways and have even made masks to donate to our non-clinical staff and the broader community.
Incredible things can happen when we all work together to overcome any obstacle. At MNGI Digestive Health, we are dedicated to being caring people caring for people, even during tough times. That’s why we are committed to providing the best care for our patients and caregivers.
Stay safe, stay positive, and stay healthy!