Animas Surgical Hospital is closely working with San Juan Basin Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to closely monitor the respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. It is of foremost importance that we remain dedicated to the safety of our colleagues and patients during this unprecedented time.
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our state government in regards to regulations on elective procedures. We will continue to rely on our physicians as subject matter experts to evaluate each patient and determine the urgency of their procedure.
Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the virus and ensure our facility remains a safe environment for our patients and colleagues. Additional safety measures include:
- Screening all patients, visitors, colleagues, and providers upon arrival to include temperature check prior to entering facility and assessment of any travel, virus exposure, or experience with related symptoms
- Limiting visitors to one responsible adult
- Implementing social distancing in waiting areas
- Providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns and eyewear
- Following infection prevention protocols outlined by the CDC to ensure a safe environment for our patients and colleagues
Get the latest news and updates about coronavirus, and learn more about the symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, and treatment:
It is important to stay informed by reputable sources such as the CDC and World Health Organization as new details on the virus emerge.
San Juan Basin Public Health
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Call COHELP at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911
CDC Fact Sheets:
If You Suspect You Have Coronavirus:
What should you do if you are sick or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease? The CDC has set forth a comprehensive set of actions that are summarized as follows:
- Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider, so your healthcare provider can develop a plan for you to be assessed in a manner that minimizes exposure to others.
- Stay home except to get medical care.
- Separate yourself from other people and the animals in your home.
- If you must interact with other people or the animals in your home, wear a facemask.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with tissues.
- Do not share personal household items.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Every day, clean all “high touch” surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, keyboards and bathroom fixtures.
- Monitor your symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking medical care, call your healthcare provider so your healthcare provider can develop a plan for you to be assessed in a manner that minimizes exposure to others.
We would like to extend our gratitude for your patience and understanding during this time of concern and uncertainty.