Latest COVID-19 Information
The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols, including mandatory masking in our facilities, to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We continue to actively monitor and respond to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local health agencies.
Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are here … safe, trusted and ready to deliver a superior healthcare experience.
Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.
If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-checker button at the top of the page.
Hospital Services and Programs
The hospital is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local Health Authority.
- Our Emergency Department treats individuals for emergency medical conditions. If you have fever and/or cough symptoms consistent with the virus and desire to seek medical attention, call your primary care provider or visit an Urgent Care Center.
- Routine appointments or testing at the hospital will be rescheduled.
- Most community health education programs offered by the hospital in the near term have been canceled/postponed; please follow the hospital on Facebook for updates.
LIMITED VISITATION — Be an Advocate for Your Loved One’s Care
Consistent with city and county efforts around “social distancing”, to limit the exposure to individuals who may have contracted COVID-19 but are at that time asymptomatic, we have revised our visitation policy to help protect our patients and their loved ones. Our revised visitation policy is as follows:
- Visiting hours are 8 am – 8 pm.
- One visitor at a time is permitted in all units.
- Visitors are subject to screening upon arrival at the hospital. Any individual who has been in contact with someone with fever, cough or influenza-like symptoms within the last 48 hours will be prohibited from entering.
- Travel history will be queried; those who have traveled to an affected country as currently identified on the CDC Travel Health Notices list will not be permitted to proceed within the hospital.
**For OB patients, families who cannot secure child care for their other children will be asked to contact the hospital before picking up newborns or the mothers because children are not permitted in any patient care area.
We fully support the use of FaceTime, cell phones and other means of communication between the patient and their family/loved ones throughout the patient’s stay with us.
Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.
The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures.
- Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
Protect Yourself and Your Family:
World Health Organization →
What You Need to Know:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) →
Check Your Symptoms:
CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker →
We are accepting donations!
Our staff of healthcare providers is currently equipped to keep patients and our workers safe. However, it is expected that over the next few weeks, we will experience a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
If you are interested in providing items (donated or hand-made) to our facility, kindly follow the user-friendly instructions here. To make a donation, contact us. We thank you for your generosity and your time.
- Face Mask Instructions: Download PDF instructions →
- Face Mask Instructions Video (11 min): Watch video instructions →
- How to make a hand-sewn gown: Download PDF instructions →
- How to make a face shield: Download PDF instructions →