With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there are many fears and uncertainties that can easily unsettle and overwhelm us. Stevens County Hospital/Pioneer Manor strives to do everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of every member of our community. We have set up many new protocols to limit any potential exposure to the virus and maintain a healthy environment for you.
Some of the protocols we have put in place include a no visitation policy at both the hospital and Pioneer Manor. We encourage visits through the use of Skype (or other computer-based programs) or through face-time on your phone. All vendors are instructed to call the specific department with any deliveries. Employees will meet the vendor at the door and receive their deliveries. At this time we are not allowing any salesmen or consultants access to our facilities. SCH will screen all patients and staff entering the hospital or Pioneer Manor for a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and any travel they may have taken. Everyone entering the facilities is mandated to wash their hands upon entering the building.
SCH is working closely with the Community Health Department, our Emergency Manager and our local LEPC to monitor current KDHE and CDC guidelines in order to be consistent and timely with all new standards and any release of information to the public.
SCH Medical Clinic is remaining open for all patients who are sick with urgent or emergency care needs. Please feel free to call the clinic with other needs or prescription refills during regular clinic hours. SCH does have COVID-19 test kits and will use them for moderate or severe cases that meet KDHE guidelines. At this time SCH has had no patients who have met these guidelines and we have not needed to test anyone.
Please help us protect you and our staff by informing us of potential COVID-19 exposure or infection. We ask that you let us know if you have traveled outside the United States or to any of the listed wide-spread community transmission areas. Thank you for doing your part in minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and for your support of healthcare in our community.