Saunders Medical Center Visitor Policy Update: Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Saunders Medical Center will not be accepting visitors in the Hospital, Emergency Department, Urban Clinic Pharmacy, Family Care Clinic, MS and Specialty Clinics, Lab, Imaging and Therapy. The updated policy does allow exceptions for pediatric patients ages 0-18, as well as other extenuating circumstances. If you are providing transportation for a patient, you will be asked to wait in the parking lot or in your vehicle. A reminder that Long Term Care (nursing home) continues to not accept visitors. Please call 402-443-4191 before coming into the Family Care Clinic if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms including fever. We will then be able to better serve you. We appreciate your understanding & support. Be Well.
For the most updated information, please see:
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Three Rivers Public Health Department https://threeriverspublichealth.org
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March 16, 2020 | Saunders Medical Center Visitor Policy Update:
Beginning immediately, all hospital visitors will be restricted to 2 at a time. All visitors will be screened at the hospital nurses station prior to visiting. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit at this time.
A reminder that Long Term Care (nursing home) continues to not accept visitors.
Please call 402/443-4191 before coming into the Family Care Clinic if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms including fever. We will then be able to better serve you.
We appreciate your understanding & support. Be Well.
March 13, 2020
Saunders Medical Center is being proactive in regards to decreasing the potential spread of illness. This includes restricting traffic in the building. At this time the facility has suspended the following exercise program: Community Wellness. All other clinics and programs continue to function at this time. Please plan to keep your appointment unless you are notified differently. If the decision is made to suspend a program, you will be personally notified.
All group fitness classes and sports performance classes will take place only between 5-7 am and 5-7 pm. If you have questions, please contact Edge Wellness at 402-443-1426.
To assist in community safety, please limit appointments to patient and caretaker only. We appreciate your support. Be Well.
March 11, 2020
Medical Center has been meeting in regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and precautions our facility needs to take to prevent the spread of illness.
One of those precautions is to reduce the volume of people coming in and out of our facility. Due to this, we will be postponing our Age Well event on Monday, March 16. We plan to hold this event in the future, and will update everyone when a new date is set.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer them.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Edge Therapy & Wellness
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Revised March 9, 2020
Saunders Medical Center is actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We are working closely with the Three Rivers Health Department and continue to receive regular updates from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, continue to: 1) practice good hand hygiene (wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer); 2) cough/sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue; and 3) avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, minor respiratory symptoms (such as shortness of breath—which could be a major issue), or have had exposure to COVID-19, it is best to stay home and contact your primary care provider to avoid exposing others. The best treatment for minor symptoms is rest and supportive care (acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other over the counter medications). For more severe symptoms, we encourage you to call prior to coming in order to help determine the best treatment of care. Please call Saunders Medical Center Family Clinic (402-443-4191) during clinic hours. After hours, please call the SMC Nurse Care Line (402-443-1448).
For the most updated information, please see:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Three Rivers Public Health Information Hotline Phone: (402) 444-3400 | Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
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