In coordination with Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) area hospitals are implementing additional visitor restrictions in response to COVID-19.
With widespread community transmission, it’s vital we protect our healthcare workforce. The safety precaution will be in effect at SCL Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Community Hospital, Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center, and VA Western Colorado Health Care System.
One personal caregiver per patient per visit will be allowed for the following patients:
- Labor & Delivery
- Surgery and procedural
- Emergency Department
- End of Life (does not have to be a caregiver)
- Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Intensive Care Unit
- Dementia and other patients requiring one-on-one oversight
- Discharged patients to receive discharge instructions
“Illness in our community is not slowing, and the impacts of COVID-19 are being felt by every resident of Mesa County,” MCPH Executive Director, Jeff Kuhr says. “We are working collaboratively with our healthcare partners to ensure the local hospital infrastructure remains strong; protecting healthcare workers and ensuring these facilities have the capacity to help our community. We continue to ask for your help in these efforts” Kuhr added.
Hospital facilities and staff train continually to prepare for emergencies. They are coordinated and collaborating to help ensure our community is able to provide the greatest support possible for the safety of our citizens.
Area hospitals encourage those who want to check on a current patient to reach out to the patient electronically via cellphone, email, or social media.