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News & Events

Anderson Hospital Announces Screening Access Points for Entry

The COVID19 Pandemic continues to require us to take unprecedented measures to protect our patients and staff at Anderson Hospital.  Starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, there will be only 3 entrances open to our facility.  Each entrance will require a screening prior to entering.

Available entrances:

  • Hospital Entrance 1 (all patients, permitted visitors and providers/staff)
  • OB (OB staff, OB providers, OB Patients & their 1 support person only)
  • ED (ED staff, ED providers, ED patients & their 1 support person only)

**Loading Dock entrance for staff only.

The following screening questions will be asked:

  1. Are you currently experiencing any of the following: cough, difficulty breathing or a fever of 100° F or above?
  2. Have you traveled within the past 14 days from an affected COVID-19 area or been in recent contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed COVID 19?

If anyone answers “Yes” to any of these questions, their temperature will be checked.  If the individual has a temperature above 100.0° F, they will be denied access to the hospital. 

This screening applies to EVERYONE entering our facility including those intending to visit a physician office.  Those with appointments with physician offices must use Hospital Entrance 1Please plan ahead for this screening process.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these extraordinary times.

Lockdown Entrances

 

Homemade Mask Donations for COVID Emergency Preparedness

Anderson Healthcare has received multiple offers for volunteers to provide homemade masks for caregivers. At Anderson Healthcare we are proud to have a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for clinicians that allow us to follow the CDC guidelines to keep our staff and patients safe.

To continue our emergency preparedness efforts, we are allowing donations with the hope that the clinicians will not need to resort to this measure. However, these can be used to prevent the spread of germs for staff members outside of patient care and necessary visitors.

Individuals willing to donate masks, can do so by following the below instructions:

  • Masks should be made using the following directions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9RWII2-5_4
  • We understand that elastic may be hard to find at this time, masks can also be made with ribbon so clinicians can tie them behind their head.
  • Please place masks in a sealed zip lock bag.
  • Each zip lock bag will include seamstress name, address, email, and contact number.
  • Anderson will launder all masks prior to use.

Anderson Healthcare would like to remind volunteers to follow the stay home order and should not leave their homes to purchase supplies!

Many thanks to Maryville Baptist Church (Maryville, Illinois) who offered to be our drop off location!   A collection bin will be available inside the main entrance Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 30th.

 Questions and concerns can be addressed to the following: Katie Ward, Director of Process Excellence (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Protect yourself and your community from COVID19

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Please click here to read how to protect yourself and your community:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

 

MORE Resources include:

o   CDC Print Packet

o   Handwashing

o   IDPH Link

o   MCHD Recommended Sources for Up to Date Information