With winter weather predicted to hit the area again this weekend, Kettering Health Network is prepared to adjust schedules to make sure staffing is in place.
From maintenance to food operations and nurses to doctors, staff from all departments are prepared, no matter how this storm shakes out.
“Depending on the emergency and the expected length of the emergency, we do encourage our staff employees to come as they normally would and even prepare, if necessary, to stay over if we need them,” said Anita Adams-Jenkins of Kettering Health Network.
The hospital even has staff who volunteer to help their coworkers get to work if needed.
“We even have plans to help some of our employees get to work,” said Adams-Jenkins. “Our security team and volunteers who might have four-wheel drive vehicles help get our employees to work.”
If road conditions become too dangerous, whether it’s ice or snow, Kettering Health Network is able to house patients who can’t leave after being discharged.
“We can’t tell someone they wouldn’t be able to leave, but we certainly would advise them according to our weather advisories,” Adams-Jenkins said.
Kettering Health Network said that with the storm hitting over the weekend there are not as many serious procedures and testing that need to be done.