In lieu of information circulating about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to proactively implement measures to keep our employees and patients safe. A team consisting of the Medical Staff, Leadership, and Infection Prevention has determined a concise response to COVID-19. As best practices have changed to address this virus, we will remain in close communication with the county health department and communicate as new information surfaces. A fact sheet about the COVID-19 is available and is being shared throughout the hospital, clinics and our website.
We continue to stress for patients to call before coming in. We are now registering COVID-19 screenings for patients Monday – Friday from 12-2:00 pm at our mobile location at the Specialty Clinic located on Park Drive. To register call 573-883-7746.
As a reminder we will follow the CDC criteria for testing. The CDC testing criteria has been updated. Now, the screening questions are:
- Temperature greater than 100.4.
- Exposure/ Direct Contact to Coronavirus.
- Respiratory Symptoms- Cough AND Shortness of Breath
Patients that meet these after our screening will be tested.