At Animas Surgical Hospital, the health and well-being of our staff, patients, and community are our top priority. We have been working together with local public health authorities and other regional hospitals to build additional capacity in our healthcare system to prepare for the potential of a surge of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in area hospitals. We also understand that many patients have delayed care while our hospitals in southwest Colorado have developed the capacity for a potential surge.
The medical staff at Animas Surgical Hospital are now scheduling procedures and surgeries – We are continually assessing the impact of COVID-19 in our community. We have and will continue to balance the need for scheduled procedures and the potential for surge of COVID-19 patients.
How This Affects You
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together, we have developed new processes with your safety in mind. We have implemented new patient and visitor precautions throughout our facility. We continue to evaluate evidence-based guidelines and apply them within our hospital.
Pre-Surgical Screening & Screening at Entrance
Patients will be called the day before their surgery for pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Upon entering our facility, all patients, visitors, employees and our medical staff undergo a screening procedures for COVID-19 symptoms and a temperature check.
All patients, visitors, and staff must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. (Limited exceptions include children under the age of two.) We encourage visitors to bring their masks from home, but masks will be provided upon entry for those who need them.
Social Distancing Measures
We have rearranged our waiting room and other areas to maintain social distancing. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your immediate household.
One adult visitor is allowed per patient (two adult visitors per pediatric or special needs patients are permitted). Visitors with a cough, shortness of breath, fever, or cold/flu symptoms will not be allowed in our lobby. Because of social distancing measures, visitors may be asked to wait outside or in their personal vehicles. Seating priority will be given to patients and visitors with disabilities/special needs.
We are temporarily transitioning appointments at some clinics to virtual care. Office staff will help you connect via your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Thank you to our patients, staff, and providers
Thank you for your patience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community has endured many challenges over the last several weeks, and there are many challenges that still remain ahead of us. Animas Surgical Hospital is committed to working together to care for patients, our employees, and our medical staff. We are honored to serve our community during the time of this pandemic and well into the future.