Thursday, October 22, 2020
San Juan Regional Medical Center Providing COVID Safe Care for All Patients
With recent record numbers of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, San Juan Regional Medical Center wants to reassure our community that we stand ready to serve and continue to provide safe, quality care to meet our patients’ needs. Our resources are not overwhelmed. While we are currently caring for some COVID-19 patients, the number fluctuates daily and is well within our capacity.
We encourage anyone who needs medical attention, COVID-19 related or not, to seek care. From unexpected medical emergencies to routine checkups, San Juan Regional Medical Center’s caregivers are here and ready to provide quality care to everyone who needs us. Patients should not hesitate to come to the main hospital or any of our San Juan Health Partners clinics. We are following COVID safe practices and strictly enforcing safety precautions to keep our patients and our caregivers safe.
“Your safety is our top priority,” said San Juan Regional Medical Center President and CEO Jeff Bourgeois. “We have significant COVID safe practices in place that allow us to continue providing continuity of care to our patients. Our incident command team continues to monitor the situation and if anything changes to the point where we don’t feel that it is safe for patients to receive in-person care, we will adjust our practices accordingly and let our community know.”
Current COVID safe practices in place across our organization include:
· Mandatory masks for all patients, visitors and staff upon entrance to our buildings
· Screenings, including temperature checks, for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19
· Limiting the number of outpatients inside our facilities at one time
· Social distancing in waiting areas and consultation and exam rooms
· Designated respiratory and non-respiratory floors to keep our patient populations separate
· Robust cleaning and sanitizing practices
Our clinics are also offering telephone and video visits with our providers. This alternative method to in-person care helps to ensure that our patients are able to stay at home and practice social distancing while continuing to receive the healthcare services they need. When making your appointment, our customer service representatives can discuss if you need an in-person visit or telemedicine visit, based on your individual situation.
For the latest updates on what’s happening at San Juan Regional Medical Center, please visit our website at www.sanjuanregional.com and follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/sanjuanregionalmedicalcenter and Twitter @SanJuanRegional.