Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Please click on the link below to be redirected to Navajo County’s Public Health COVID-19 page for the latest updates on vaccination phases and COVID-19 in Navajo County.

Effective Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Summit Healthcare will no longer provide bi-weekly COVID-19 updates. We would like to thank our communities for helping to slow the spread by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask. To receive COVID-19 updates going forward, please visit the Navajo County Public Health Services website
*This data does not include non Summit Healthcare Facilities*
COVID-19 Case Status Update from Summit Healthcare 06/09/2021 4:00 PM
*This data does not include non Summit Healthcare Facilities*
Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases 2,273
Number of Negative COVID-19 Cases 14,222

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

02-24-2021 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.

COVID-19 Inpatient/Mixed Units – 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”.
  • 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 Units Visitor Restrictions

  • Pediatric (under the age of 18) and adult 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.
  • 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 visitors. 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.

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 continues to restrict visitors on Summit Healthcare Campus, which includes the Main Hospital, Outpatient Pavilion, Outpatient Surgery Center and Cancer Center. Restrictions are also in place at Summit Healthcare outlying clinics which include 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’s Administration Building is closed to the public.  Patients may obtain a copy of their medical record by calling 928-537-6326.  Patients may talk with the billing office by calling 928-537-6911. To get a hold of Human Resources please call 928-537-6520.

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 and having your temperature checked. 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.

COVID-19 Information & Updates

Resources from the CDC

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