As one of the leading providers of healthcare services in the United States, HCA is actively preparing its hospitals for the spread of the Zika virus to the mainland United States. Drawing on the available materials from the CDC, as well as maternal fetal medicine and infectious disease experts throughout the organization, HCA has disseminated to its hospitals general educational materials about the Zika virus and updated guidelines regarding testing and clinical management for pregnant and symptomatic patients who have traveled to areas with known Zika outbreaks. Travel history and symptoms continue to be emphasized in the triage and assessment of all patients presenting at HCA-affiliated emergency rooms and outpatient healthcare settings. In addition, HCA is working collaboratively with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments on enhanced surveillance and reporting measures to actively track the spread of the virus and to comply with certain executive orders and Public Health Emergency declarations for the Zika virus throughout the United States.

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