As PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital remains at the forefront of the fight
against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we also want to remind you
that we are open and available to treat all medical conditions, not just
those related to the virus. Staying healthy is as important as ever and
we are here to provide outstanding care for you and your loved ones.
Many elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures were postponed during
the initial weeks of this pandemic to preserve hospital beds and personal
protective equipment. This was done to reserve space and supplies for
an influx of COVID-19 patients. However, it also created the impression
that the community should stay away from hospitals and physicians for
fear of contracting the virus. As a result, we are seeing patients who
did not seek help until their diseases had advanced to dangerous levels.
Delaying care often leads to fewer treatment options and patients not
returning to full health. We encourage you to come in or contact us to
get the care you need now.
Do not put off getting care from your doctor – especially if you
are experiencing concerning symptoms – any delay may be detrimental
to your health. Our emergency department is open to care for all patients.
Measures Taken to Ensure Your Safety
For the safety and well-being of all our patients and health providers,
PIH Health continues to implement the following safety measures:
- Everyone is screened (not tested) for COVID-19 and required to cleanse
their hands and wear a simple mask before entering PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital.
- Patients suspected of having COVID-19 are separated from all other patients
and directed to a separate entrance and waiting area.
- Certain floors of our hospital are designated for treatment of COVID-19
patients only and staffed by a dedicated care team.
- Restrictions have been placed on visiting patients to limit the number
of people in the facility.
- The Emergency Department lobby has been modified to practice social distancing.
- We follow the highest standards of infection prevention and sanitation
We’re Here to Care for You
We appreciate the tremendous response and support that we have received
from our community. Your efforts to stay at home and take precautions
have made a significant impact in reducing the spread of the disease.
Together we are flattening the curve.
Give your doctor a call to find out if a doctor visit is right for you
or to discuss rescheduling a delayed procedure or surgery. If you experience
heart attack or stroke symptoms, call 9-1-1 and do not delay a visit to
the Emergency Department.