The Corona Virus situation continues to evolve each day. To protect our patients and staff, we have made temporary changes as outlined below.
All patients entering our buildings will be asked to sanitize their hands. Hand washing is one of the most effective weapons we have against this virus.
All patients will also be required to wear a mask.
Some departments may take your temperature.
We currently have a No Visitation Policy. It is important that we limit potential exposure to our patients and staff. This policy applies across the facility to include all inpatient areas, emergency department, waiting areas, clinics, and the café. Limited visitation will be allowed only in the case of a critical patient or a patient on compassionate care.
We are working hard to ensure your safety during scheduled appointments. You will be required to sanitize your hands and put on a facemask prior to entering our buildings. Staff are required to do the same.
If our waiting areas are becoming congested, you may be asked to wait for your apointment outside in your vehicle. You will be paged using a dedicated coaster paging system. Thank you to our Auxiliary for funding our coaster pagers!
For safety, we are screening all patients. You may be asked certain questions such as: Do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath? The CDC has indicated that cough or fever are signs of the Covid-19 illness. Asking these questions will help our staff prepare to care for you in the safest possible manner.
The changes mentioned above are part of a plan created based on CDC guidelines. We will continue to review the information and make changes as necessary to ensure your safety and that of our staff.
If you are concerned you have been exposed to the Corona Virus, please reach out to your primary care provider for guidance. If you need to visit your primary care or an emergency department, please call prior to your arrival. Doing so will allow the healthcare team to meet your needs in the most effective and safest way.
For more information on the Corona Virus, please visit the sites below.
CDC Site On Corona Virus: Click Here
CDC On Symptoms: Click Here
CDC On Protecting Yourself: Click Here
CDC On Covid Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here
CDC On Testing Guidelines: Click Here
CDC On What To Do If You Have Symptoms: Click Here
Hand Crafted Masks: Calling All Crafty Community Members!
We are STILL accepting hand crafted masks during this crucial time. If you are interested in donating to this critical need, we have a drop of bin located at the main entrance of the hospital. Masks must be made from a tightly woven material. Directions on how to make a mask can be found on the CDC Website (bottom of page are patterns): CDC on Making Masks
A heart-felt thank you to those that have donated their time and material to our cloth mask efforts! Together, we can make a difference.