LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Tennova Healthcare – LaFollette is preparing to respond to an increase of patients to the facility. The tent outside the emergency room is part of the surge plan the hospital has been following throughout the pandemic. Despite the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in LaFollette, Tennova Healthcare remains prepared for COVID-19 related hospitalizations. It has adequate Personal Protective Equipment, medications and supplies, at this time. The 4 star hospital is prepared to care for all patients who need medical attention and patients experiencing a medical emergency should seek care promptly.
The staff urges the community to continue to follow CDC-recommended masking and social distancing measures to protect themselves, their friends and their family from the pandemic.
The nursing staff has been incredible, and at this time they continue to monitor and review all resources to help care for the community during this challenging time. Community members should remain diligent in hand washing, social distancing and masking in congested areas. Above all, get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination remains the best strategy for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/20/2021-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD)