Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Updates and Resources

 

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04-09-2021 Updated Visitor Policy for Summit Healthcare facilities

*This data does not include non Summit Healthcare Facilities*

COVID-19 Case Status Update from Summit Healthcare 03-31-2021 3:14 pm
*This data does not include non Summit Healthcare Facilities*
Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases
2,112
Number of Negative COVID-19 Cases
12,686
01-08-2021 Summit Healthcare Vaccine Update
12/28/2020 Summit Healthcare begins vaccinating Phase 1a. To learn more about the vaccine click here.  Watch this page for updates to Phase vaccinations.
Arizona Department of Public Health Services Vaccine Phases

 

07-10-2020 Summit Healthcare Directors talk about COVID-19 effects on department and staff

Part 1 – Mary Ann, RN, BSN, Director, Emergency Department

Part 2 – Mitzi, RN, Director, ICU

Part 3 – Lori, RN, Director, Medical Surgical Units

Stories from Staff about COVID-19 

Jessica McGinnis, Lead Practice Director

Matthew Waite, DO, Summit Healthcare Family Medicine

Heather, PCTIII, Summit Healthcare Emergency Department

Jake Oman, DO, Summit Healthcare Family Medicine

Thomas Fjeldsted, DO, Summit Healthcare Family Medicine

Nicholas D. Harrel, MD, Summit Healthcare General & Vascular Surgery

Kim, House Supervisor, Summit Healthcare

Amber, RN, Summit Healthcare ICU

Andrew, RN, Summit Healthcare Emergency Department

Kelly, RN, Summit Healthcare

Krystal, RN, Summit Healthcare ICU

Katie, RN, Summit Healthcare Emergency Department

 

04-09-2020 Visitor Policy at Summit Healthcare during COVID-19/Coronavirus

The safety of our patients, providers and staff is our number one priority, therefore Summit Healthcare continues visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19 and the flu. Due to the reduction of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the following visitor restrictions will be observed and will not be based on Unit status unless over 50% full of COVID-19 patients.

COVID-19 Positive Inpatients – No Visitors Except:

  • During goals of care discussions a location will be chosen for family members to meet and discuss ongoing healthcare options with patient’s healthcare providers. After goals of care discussion, two family members (chosen by the family) may stay with the patient until patient is no longer with us.
  • Patients who are actively passing away may have two family members, chosen by the family, to be with the patient, clergy will only be allowed on the patient floors during this time if patient/family requests.
  • If a patient requests clergy to visit with them, clergy may communicate with the patient and/or family via telephone, through the DX80 or iPad or the windows on the 1st
  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have two adult visitors with them per day.
  • Laboring mothers may have one support person with them per day.
    • The two people who are banded with the baby at birth may visit an infant in the nursery during visiting hours (6 am – 6 pm). (One person may stay at night based on guidelines already established for boarders in the OB Department.)
  • Visitors are not allowed to “come and go”. When in the unit visiting a COVID-19 patient, all visitors will wear PPE in accordance with hospital policies.
  • Special needs patients including patients who are non-compliant with safety measures; visually and/or hearing impaired patients, and patients who have an altered mental state such as dementia may have one support person who can alternate twice per day.

Non-COVID-19 Inpatient

  • All Non-COVID 19 Inpatients may have two visitors at a time. Visitors are requested to not come and go, as this increases the exposure of staff to community members.
  • Pediatric (under the age of 18) and elderly patients may have two adult visitors with them per day.
  • Laboring mothers may have two support people with them per day.
    • The two people who are banded with the baby at birth may visit an infant in the nursery during visiting hours (6 am – 6 pm). (One person may stay at night based on guidelines already established for boarders in the OB Department.)
  • Special needs patients including patients who are non-compliant with safety measures; visually and/or hearing impaired patients, and patients who have an altered mental state such as dementia may have one support person who can alternate twice per day.
  • Patients who are actively passing away may have two family members, chosen by the family, to be with the patient, clergy will only be allowed on the patient floors during this time if patient/family requests.
  • Surgical patients may have one support person on the day of outpatient surgery, leaving immediately after surgery discharge.
  • Joint Replacement patients and other surgical patients may have one (1) support person or visitor per day.
  • Clergy may visit with the patient and 1 visitor. Clergy may also communicate with the patient and/or family via telephone, through the DX80 or iPad.
  • Patients who are in non-COVID outpatient units inside the hospital (ie. IV Therapy, Lab, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy) may have one (1) visitor during their hospital visit per day.

Summit Healthcare Outpatient Clinics and Pavilion

  •  One visitor with patient per clinic visit

Patients, visitors and staff in Summit facilities are required to wear a face mask. This is for the protection of the staff and patients. If patient and/or visitor refuse to wear a mask, patient and/or visitor will asked to leave and their appointment will be rescheduled.  If patient and/or visitor does not have a mask Summit will provide one as necessary.

Summit Healthcare allows one visitor with patient per clinic visit in the Outpatient Pavilion, Outpatient Surgery Center and Cancer Center, Snowflake Medical Center, all Summit Healthcare Family Medicine clinics (Snowflake-Taylor, Bison, St. Johns, Eagar, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and Holbrook), Podiatry and Behavioral Wellness Clinic.

Summit Healthcare is screening staff, providers, patients and visitors to prevent anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms from being in patient areas. The screening takes a few minutes and includes answering a few short questions.  Masks must be worn while at Summit Healthcare facilities.  For those who are concerned they may have come into contact with COVID-19 and are having respiratory issues such as trouble breathing or have a fever greater than 100.4 please come in to Summit Healthcare’s Emergency Department.

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