A Message From Your HTC
Dear Patients and Families,
We are living in unprecedented t imes.' For days, we have seen increasing urgency regarding COVID-19. At the HTC and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, we have now entered a mitigation phase. The chancellor issued a communique that aimed to reduce community spread of the virus, SARS-CoV-2. This has led to our decision to reduce the clinical services at the HTC, and try to have most staff work from home.
This is a big change for everyone. On our end, I am very grateful to all of my colleagues as we struggle to keep our patients and ourselves safe from infection. I have seen incredible situational awareness, resiliency and comradery as we work together in truly unbelievable circumstances.
In order to reduce exposure, we feel the best decision is to start social distancing. This seems to be the most effective strategy to stop the spread of the pandemic virus. We are still here, but reduced in capacity. We are limiting clinic appointments for routine yearly comprehensive visits until this pandemic recedes. We will have staff at the HTC to see acute bleeding or other acute coagulation issues, but we are again limiting the number of patients who come to this campus to those with urgent medical needs.
We will have nurses answering phone calls and emails, pharmacists helping with medications, and there will bea physician and nurse in clinic every day from 9 am -1 pm to see acute patients.
Please keep informed about COVID-19. We will, and will try to keep you up to date about the HTC through postings, emails and other communication. We really want you to be safe. Please do take social distancing seriously in your own lives. We don't yet know the intensity or duration of this pandemic. We hope to see all of you soon. Please reach out to us. We are here for you.
Mike Wang, MD
Co-Director, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center