*As of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021
St. Joe's has established this update* to share information with the public related to COVID-19 including the status of hospital operations and the safety measures being taken to protect our patients, staff and community. For information and data on our larger region, including testing and community prevalence rates, visit Public Health - Idaho North Central District or visit the Idaho Official Resource for COVID-19.
With the increase in positive cases, we saw an expected increase in the number of patients in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. Currently, there are 20 patients being treated in our hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 . This is again an increase from the previous week.
20 COVID-19 Hospitalized patients as of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.
Hospital capacity is incredibly fluid, and changes daily based on admissions, discharges, transfers and the level of care patients – COVID-19 and otherwise – need at any given time.
Health and Safety a Top Priority
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers and visitors.
We are continuing to adapt our hospital operations to safely care for our community during this evolving pandemic. We want to stress the importance of seeking medical care as needed. Please, do not delay care. We have safety measures in place to protect our patients from infection and quickly taking action, especially in an emergency, could save your life.
St. Joe's continues to take all the necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including limiting entry points to the facility, screening all individuals for symptoms of COVID-19, universal masking, and maintaining a limited visitor protocol.
St. Joe's reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public.
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