IMPORTANT PRMC COVID-19 UPDATES

IMPORTANT PRMC COVID-19 UPDATES

Updated on 3/27/2020 at 5:55pm

We are taking COVID-19 precautions to ensure overall safety.

Entry Points:

  • Complex main entrance (Open 6a-4p, other than MWF Opening at 5a);
  • Front main hospital entrance (Open 6a-4p)
  • Emergency Department / Switchboard entrance (24 hours, but doors will be locked between 11p and 6a and will require being buzzed in.)

Cafeteria:

  • PRMC Cafeteria is now closed for public dining.
  • Food service is still available for patients, visitors and employees

Screening & Visitors: Current Screening Form via PDF

  • Pratt Regional Medical Center is working to ensure our patients and staff are safe during this unprecedented time. We continually monitor and make changes to our visitor policy to comply with guidelines set forth by CDC and KDHE. Starting Monday March 30, 2020 we will be implementing a no visitor policy, with the following exceptions: 1 support person for patients in the Family Birthing Center, 1 parent or guardian for pediatric patients, and a responsible adult for patients having surgical procedures or medical office visits. (End of life exceptions may be made at the discretion of administration for patients not suspected/positive for COVID-19). All visitors that are allowed, will be encouraged to stay with the patient or in designated area at all times, if possible, and not wandering throughout the facility. Absolutely no visitors that have fever, cough, shortness of breath, or those that have traveled within the last 14 days will be allowed to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.
  • ALL PATIENTS AND ALLOWED VISITOR WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE SCREENING FORM UPON ENTERING THE BUILDING.

Cardiac Rehabilitation:

  • All Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions are temporarily suspended. 

Elective Surgeries and Procedures:

  • As part of our efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Pratt Regional Medical Center will begin rescheduling elective surgeries and procedures scheduled after March 27, 2020.  The new guidelines will NOT apply to emergency surgeries performed at PRMC. 
  • With appropriate screening of patients and when deemed clinically necessary, some planned cases will continue to be performed.  If they are considered non-essential, the elective cases will be postponed and rescheduled to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to patients and staff and to preserve our limited supply of personal protective equipment.
  • If you have surgery scheduled at PRMC, you will be contacted by the surgeon’s office regarding your upcoming surgery.  As we continue to receive information from the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies, we will monitor the situation and provide updates to our patients and community.