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COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

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We want to ensure you that our patients, their families, and our staff remain our top priority. Below you will find helpful information and resources regarding our response to COVID-19. We continue to accept referrals and provide compassionate care to anyone who chooses hospice or palliative care, to make a referral click here.

 

 

PPE Donations

We are still accepting donations of the following to help us with the international shortage of critical person protective equipment (PPE):

To donate PPE, please contact the following numbers in each community:
Central Kentucky: 270-304-2338
Green River Region: 270-283-6378
Jasper, IN: 812-661-2411
Southern Indiana: 812-267-6630
Barren River Region: 270-202-3096
Louisville and surrounding counties: 800-264-0521

To all our donors, thank you for helping us continue our mission.

What you need to know

At Hosparus Health, protecting our patients, families and staff is our top priority. While our caregivers are highly trained in infection control measures and follow best practices in the day-to-day delivery of care, we want to assure you that we are taking the emerging situation surrounding the coronavirus very seriously. We are actively monitoring the latest news about COVID-19 in our 41-county service area and are implementing additional prevention and treatment protocols as advised by Centers for Disease Control and local health departments.

Kentucky Department of Public Health information 

Indiana State Department of Health information 

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new type of virus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, and now has been documented in more than 100 locations around the world, including in the United States. Cases have been reported in both Kentucky and Indiana.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Patients with COVID-19 may show mild to severe respiratory symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to an affected area or may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and experience any of these symptoms, report them to your primary care doctor right away.

How can I get coronavirus?

It is spread from person to person, usually between people in close contact (within about 6 feet of each other) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It might be possible to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object where the virus is present and then touching your mouth or nose, but this has not been shown to be the main way the virus spreads.

Is there a vaccine?

There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to avoid infection is through prevention.

How can I help protect myself?

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick or who may have been exposed to the virus.

– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. For a step-by-step guide, click here.

– It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom, before eating and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

– Avoid nonessential travel to destinations affected by COVID-19.

What should I do if I get sick?

– Stay home, except to seek medical attention.

– Call ahead to your provider to report your symptoms, then follow their instructions on how to get treatment.

– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough into your elbow, not your hand.

– Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks and cell phones to prevent further spread of the illness.

– Separate yourself as much as possible from others in your home.

– Avoid sharing personal household items with family members.

– Seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.

How is coronavirus treated?

Because COVID-19 is a virus like the flu and the common cold, it cannot be treated with antibiotics. People with COVID-19 can get medical care to help relieve their symptoms.

Additional Preventative Measures

In addition to following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and local boards of health, Hosparus Health is taking further steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff and those in our care.

Buildings and staff:
  • Frequent disinfecting of common surfaces such as doorknobs, faucet handles, microwave handle, etc. at all our facilities
  • Holding regular in-person clinical team meetings via teleconference
  • Requiring employees with any possible symptoms to take sick days
  • Cancelling all nonessential meetings and executive travel until further notice
  • Daily screening of all clinical employees for symptoms and exposure to coronavirus
  • Requiring managers and support staff to work from home
Patient Care
  • Suspending routine volunteer activities that involve patient care
  • Using telehealth for consultative and non-emergency visits
  • Restricting visits chaplains and social workers to nursing home and assisted living patients
  • Daily screening of all visitors at our Inpatient Care Center for symptoms and exposure to coronavirus
  • Monitoring of our supply chains to ensure we have adequate medical equipment and supplies for our care providers and patients, including gloves, gowns, eye protection and respirator masks
Grief Counseling
  • Cancelling Grief Counseling Center support group meetings until further notice. Some groups are available via teleconference
Thrift Shoppes
    • We are operating with reduced hours
    • Social distancing is required throughout the shops and in line at the register
    • Limited capacity in the store
    • We have enhanced disinfecting and sanitizing proceduresHealth screenings for employees and volunteers
    • Masks required for employees and volunteers ; masks encouraged for shoppers
    • Fitting rooms will be closed
    • Shoppers encouraged to bag their own items at the register to limit contacts
  • Hours of operation:

Elizabethtown:
Store Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday
Donation Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday

Campbellsville:
Store Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM Monday-Friday
Donation Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday

Donations should be boxed or bagged in a container that will not be returned. During drop-off, donors are asked to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet.

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