How Magruder is Handling Coronavirus

Posted by Magruder Hospital Marketing on Mar 13, 2020

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March 26, 2020

Magruder would like to update our community that current recommendations have not changed at this time.

  • If you are sick, but normally would NOT see your provider, please stay home and self monitor. 

  • If your symptoms get worse (fever, chills, difficulty breathing) call Magruder’s triage line 419-301-4304 for further instruction.

  • If you have a question regarding keeping your current appointment with your provider, please call the provider office ahead of time.

The CDC continues to recommend you follow these guidelines:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

March 18, 2020

For the health of our patients, visitors, health care providers and community, Magruder will be prohibiting visitors at our hospital, starting March 19th. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We recognize this can be disappointing to our visitors, patients and community, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your health, the health of our patients and our healthcare providers is top priority.

Reminder:

  • If you are sick, but normally would NOT see your doctor, please stay home and self monitor. 

  • If your symptoms get worse (fever, chills, difficulty breathing) call Magruder’s triage line 419-301-4304 for further instruction.

March 17, 2020

Magruder is sharing a quick reminder on 2 important steps should you get sick:

  1. If you are sick, but normally would NOT see your doctor, please stay home and self monitor. 

  2. If your symptoms get worse (fever, chills, difficulty breathing) call Magruder’s triage line 419-301-4304 for further instruction. This line is available around the clock, 24/7.

March 16, 2020

As Magruder continues to work to keep our patients, staff, and community safe and updated during this time, we ask that you monitor our updates as they become available. Please read the following information regarding what to do for your medical needs at this time. Share this information with family and friends who may not frequent social media. Magruder’s website will also continue to be updated as changes occur.

  1. If you need a well-visit, or follow up, or are sick WITHOUT respiratory symptoms, please call your primary care provider’s office.

  2. If you are sick, but normally would NOT see your doctor, please stay home and self monitor.  If your symptoms get worse (fever, chills, difficulty breathing) call Magruder’s triage line 419-301-4304 for further instruction.

  3. If you are sick and having difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, please call the triage line 419-301-4304 for further instruction and a possible emergency room visit. This triage line will be open at 6 pm today, March 16th, and will continue around the clock, 24/7.

  4. If you are in need of immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1.

All other precautionary measures Magruder began implementing recently remain in effect.

Update as of Sunday, March 15, 2020

In order to continue to reduce exposure to our patients, visitors and community, we are continuing to make decisions for safety and health at this time. Please pay attention to the following changes and share this information with family and friends as needed.

  1. The Pharmacy at Magruder will close to foot traffic tomorrow morning March 16th, but the drive thru will remain open to continue filling prescriptions, during regular hours.

  2. Patient visitation will remain limited for outpatient, inpatient, ER, and surgery to 1 designated patient visitor per patient per day, unless end of life or extenuating circumstances are determined by the physician. Visitors must be 18 years or older.

  3. The Fulton Street Café will close to all visitors at the end of day March 15th. The cafe will remain open and fully functional for staff and patients only.

  4. Magruder will remain open for physician ordered hospital outpatient services at this time, unless patients are directly notified.


What to do if you think you have COVID-19?
If you think you are exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath), please call your primary care provider. Do not travel to a health facility. Do not go to your nearest emergency room unless it is an emergency situation, then please call the ER first to tell them of your arrival at 419-734-3131 ext. 3602. Only patients meeting certain criteria will be tested. For general questions regarding COVID-19, please call 1.833.4ASKODH (1.833.427.5634).

Update as of Friday, March 13, 2020

As always, Magruder remains vigilant in our decisions for the health and safety of our community, patients and staff. With the latest developments of COVID-19, we are taking several precautionary measures beginning Saturday, March 14th. We will continue to post updates to our social media feeds and website as developments continue.

  1. Magruder is mandating hospital volunteers not report for their hospital shifts until further notice. This mandate took effect as of March 13th.

  2. All community events scheduled in Magruder’s conference center have been cancelled at this time. This includes, but is not limited to, monthly luncheon, exercise classes and support groups.

  3. Beginning Saturday, March 14th, we will screen visitors at our entrances. This screening will include taking temperatures, asking travel questions, and symptoms.

  4. Foot traffic will be re-routed to only the outpatient and ER entrances of the hospital. On surgery days, surgery patients will be able to access the surgery entrance and be screened upon entering. All other entrances will be closed to public traffic. If you are coming to the hospital, we ask that you diligently pay attention to signage on doors. The outpatient entrance will be open 7 days a week, 6 am – 6 pm, and our ER entrance will remain open 24/7.

  5. Patient visitation will be limited for outpatient, inpatient, ER, and surgery to 1 visitor per patient. Visitors must be 18 years or older.

  6. Appointments scheduled by patients will remain scheduled and we will continue to accept appointments in all areas of the hospital. All operations of the hospital, for the care of our patients, will remain fully functioning during this time, including unscheduled imaging, lab, and cardiac testing.

  7. What to do if you think you have COVID-19? If you think you are exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough and shortness of breath), please call your primary care provider. Do not travel to a health facility. Do not go to your nearest emergency room unless it is an emergency situation, then please call the ER first to tell them of your arrival at 419-734-3131 ext. 3602. Only patients meeting certain criteria will be tested. For general questions regarding COVID-19, please call 1.833.4ASKODH (1.833.427.5634).

For questions on the above information, please call Elisabeth Brand at 419-734-3131 ext. 3145 or Rachel Fall at 419-734-3131 ext. 3363. We can be reached via email at: lbrand@magrudehospital.com and rfall@magruderhospital.com If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634)

Topics: Coronavirus