Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
At WVMC, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. Effective 7/19/2021, we are no longer restricting visitation, but require visitors to adhere to the following:
- All visitors will attest to passing screening criteria consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines, and have a temperature screening done when entering the facility. At the main entrance, temperature screenings are being completed by a thermal scanner.
- All visitors must wear a face mask while in the facility. Masks must be worn properly, ensuring that the nose and mouth are covered at all times. If a visitor does not comply with this rule, they will be asked to leave the facility.
- Visitors should maintain social distancing at all times, including in waiting rooms and shared areas.
- Please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.
Signage is being posted around the facility notifying visitors and the community of these new restrictions and guidelines.
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.
How is Willamette Valley Medical Center prepared for COVID-19?
Willamette Valley Medical Center has taken the following measures to prepare, in accordance with CDC guidelines:
- Restricted all visitor access within the hospital.
- All individuals entering the facility are screened for symptoms, potential exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, and travel history.
- Personal protective equipment is available, including face masks and eye protection, for example.
- Hand hygiene products are easily accessible throughout the facility.
- Clinical teams are trained on the proper procedures and protocols to minimize the risk of spreading any infectious disease, including COVID-19
- Establish processes and procedures for potential patient surges.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It is believed to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms have included mild to severe respiratory illness in addition to fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider to identify the safest way to receive care while minimizing the risk of exposing others.