La experiencia clínica y la escala nacional del proveedor de atención de infusión garantizan una atención de alta calidad en un entorno de menor riesgo

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Option Care Health, Inc. (“Option Care Health”) (NASDAQ: OPCH), the nation’s largest independent provider of home and alternate site infusion services, is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working in collaboration with our nation’s hospitals and their clinical teams to ensure patients continue to receive vital care. Option Care Health provides essential infusion services that enable patients to transition home from the hospital sooner, freeing up beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Serving patients in all 50 states, Option Care Health is easing the burden on strained health systems in critical markets. Physicians and patients rely on infusion therapies for a wide variety of acute and chronic needs, from nutrition support and immune disorders to infections and neurologic conditions. Option Care Health is a critical part of the pandemic response, developing unique solutions that safely transition patients requiring infusion therapy out of the hospital – flexing capacity by deploying and shifting resources where the need is the greatest and utilizing the more than 125 infusion sites it operates across the country.

“Luchamos contra esta pandemia al lado de nuestros socios del sistema de salud, completamente preparados y con la capacidad de atender las necesidades de sus pacientes que pueden hacer la transición al hogar para continuar con su terapia. Ya sea que estén preparando un plan previo o manejando el súbito aumento de pacientes en un centro de atención para la pandemia, nuestro equipo responde rápida y eficazmente para satisfacer sus necesidades ”, dijo Harriet Booker, directora de operaciones de Option Care Health. Estamos al tanto de todo. Si nuestros socios nos necesitan para dar el alta de un paciente con medicación antiinfecciosa a las 10 p. m., hacer el traslado de un paciente con artritis reumatoide de un centro de atención ambulatoria en un hospital o prácticamente dar de alta a un paciente inmunodeprimido para reducir el riesgo de transmisión del COVID-19, estamos donde nos necesitan."

La red integral de Option Care Health y los planes de continuidad de negocios garantizan su capacidad para brindar atención de enfermería y farmacia que ofrece terapia de infusión a los pacientes de manera constante y confiable en todo el país. Esta agilidad en tiempo real requiere turnos adicionales, rotaciones de personal a distancia y horas de farmacia ampliadas para preparar y administrar medicamentos vitales". Además, Option Care Health tiene la capacidad de reasignar recursos clínicos a las ciudades con mayor necesidad.

Option Care Health has implemented rigorous protocols to ensure the safety of patients and staff working directly with its infectious disease experts and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. These measures include comprehensive training of employees, strict protocols for infection control at home and infusion suites, screening of staff and patients for COVID-19 symptoms, ongoing virus-specific updates and education and the use of personal protection equipment (PPE). Staff members can call an Option Care Health COVID-19 hotline 24/7 to address questions regarding their health or a patient’s health. 

“Infusion at home or an infusion suite is a safe and effective care setting that is even more vital during times of national emergency, such as the current COVID-19 crisis,” said John C. Rademacher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Option Care Health. “Our highly skilled team of healthcare professionals provide infusion services that deliver hope to patients and physicians by easing the burden on hospital inpatient census, while lowering the patient’s risk and ensuring they receive excellent care after they are discharged.”

Option Care Health’s clinical team, consisting of 2,900 nurses, dietitians and pharmacists, annually care for more than 220,000 patients of all ages. The Option Care Health clinical team elevates the infusion therapy experience through customized care plans specific to every patient. Experienced clinicians and nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to answer questions and provide support for patients, families and providers.

For more information on Option Care Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit  optioncarehealth.com/coronavirus.

About Option Care Health

Option Care Health is the nation’s largest independent provider of home and alternate site infusion services. With over 5,000 teammates, including 2,900 clinicians, we work compassionately to elevate standards of care for patients with acute and chronic conditions in all 50 states. Through our clinical leadership, expertise and national scale, Option Care Health is re-imagining the infusion care experience for patients, customers and employees. To learn more, please visit our website at OptionCareHealth.com.

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