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Published on April 01, 2020

Parkview Medical Center Moves to No Visitors

  

(Pueblo, CO, April 1, 2020) – As Parkview continues to care for the community due to the COVID-19 outbreak, effective Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 a.m. no visitors will be allowed at the hospital.   Below is an outline of the policy and those who meet the exception criteria. 

Exceptions for Visitors:

End of life – only 2 visitors. Visitors will be given a mask.  The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay.  Hand washing upon entering the room and leaving the room is mandatory. They must exit the facility when done.

Labor and Delivery – only one visitor or birthing partner. Visitors will be given a mask.  The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay.  Hand washing upon entering the room and leaving the room is mandatory. They must exit the facility when done.

Emergency Room - only one visitor with a child only. Visitors will be given a mask.  The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay.  Hand washing upon entering the room and leaving the room is mandatory. They must exit the facility when done.

Special needs patients may have one parent or adult caretaker in the room.  They will be provided a mask.  Hand washing upon entering the room and leaving the room is mandatory.  They must exit the facility when done.

Additional Visiting Rules 

Visitors with cold (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath) or flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches) are not allowed in Parkview buildings, unless for medical care.

Visitors must enter through the main entrance of the hospital on Grand Street. The parking garage will continue to be open but the sky bridge will be closed.  Visitors will need to take the elevator down to the first floor and come across the street to the main entrance on Grand Street.    

All visitors meeting the exception criteria will be scanned for temperatures by Parkview personnel.  This effort will ensure visitors entering are not symptomatic of cold, flu or COVID-19.

Parkview encourages everyone to follow CDC guidelines of washing your hands, social distancing and cover your cough/sneezes.  

 

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Parkview Medical Center is the leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency, and neurological services as well as behavioral health programs. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Medical Center is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with more than 2,700 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $155 million to the economy.

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