HealthQuest Stories

Show Results For:
Clear Filters

Patient Stories

View All

Subscribe to Our
e-Newsletter

Subscribe

COVID-19: Testing and preparing equipment

Mar 5, 2020, 16:17 PM
Update on COVID-19 preparations for March 5, 2020

As of Thursday, March 5, 2020, Skagit Regional Health has not identified any patients with COVID-19. We continue to work in concert with Public Health to prepare for the potential spread of the illness and to share confirmed information as it becomes available.

Part of our system preparedness process includes reviewing emergency plans, assessing inventory of supplies and testing established activation procedures. It is important for Skagit Regional Health to always be ready to safely and appropriately respond to an alert on short notice.

“We are constantly monitoring rapidly changing CDC guidelines to ensure our practices align and we keep our staff, providers, patients and community safe,” said Chief Medical Officer, Connie Davis, MD.

Emergency Response Tents

This afternoon, Skagit Regional Health facilities teams are constructing tents outside the Emergency Departments at Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital. This is part of testing our readiness and is not cause for alarm. The tents will be visible from the street and could be utilized as an extension of our emergency departments if we receive a sudden influx of patients.

Patients, families and community members will notice an increased presence of cleaning staff and additional signage around masking protocols in all Skagit Regional Health facilities. We are doing everything possible to maintain a safe healthcare environment and continue operating as usual.

 

Skagit Regional Health is actively updating resources regarding Coronavirus COVID-19. Please click here for the latest or visit the Skagit Regional Health Facebook page.  

 

Blog

140 posts

Last post : 03/17/2020

COVID-19: Testing and preparing equipment

Mar 5, 2020, 16:17 PM
Update on COVID-19 preparations for March 5, 2020

As of Thursday, March 5, 2020, Skagit Regional Health has not identified any patients with COVID-19. We continue to work in concert with Public Health to prepare for the potential spread of the illness and to share confirmed information as it becomes available.

Part of our system preparedness process includes reviewing emergency plans, assessing inventory of supplies and testing established activation procedures. It is important for Skagit Regional Health to always be ready to safely and appropriately respond to an alert on short notice.

“We are constantly monitoring rapidly changing CDC guidelines to ensure our practices align and we keep our staff, providers, patients and community safe,” said Chief Medical Officer, Connie Davis, MD.

Emergency Response Tents

This afternoon, Skagit Regional Health facilities teams are constructing tents outside the Emergency Departments at Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital. This is part of testing our readiness and is not cause for alarm. The tents will be visible from the street and could be utilized as an extension of our emergency departments if we receive a sudden influx of patients.

Patients, families and community members will notice an increased presence of cleaning staff and additional signage around masking protocols in all Skagit Regional Health facilities. We are doing everything possible to maintain a safe healthcare environment and continue operating as usual.

 

Skagit Regional Health is actively updating resources regarding Coronavirus COVID-19. Please click here for the latest or visit the Skagit Regional Health Facebook page.