Prosser Memorial Health is committed to providing a safe, healing, patient-centered care environment. While hospital visitation or accompanying a patient for a medical appointment by family, friends, and designated care partners are valuable, there is a time when limitations must be placed on incoming visitors to reduce the potential spread of disease. This is one of those times.
Due to the prevalence of influenza in the community, and the Governor’s emergency declaration regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Prosser Memorial Health is asking that patients only bring one care partner with them when they visit. Younger visitors or non-immediate family members might be allowed only if “deemed necessary” by the patient’s healthcare team.
Additionally, we ask that any visitors, including family members, who have had a cough and fever within the past 48 hours, please do not come into a Prosser Memorial Health facility unless they are seeking medical care. This will allow us to retain important personal protective equipment such as masks for staff providing direct care to patients. If you are not seeking emergency care, and you intend to come to one of our facilities for care with these symptoms, please call ahead to the location you will visit prior to your arrival.
Prosser Memorial Health would like to thank you for your partnership in helping us during this difficult time. Your willingness to help reduce unnecessary exposure to yourself and others allows us to focus on caring for our patients and support community containment efforts to reduce the spread of infectious disease.
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