Saint John committed to patient safety

Saint John committed to patient safety

07-17-2020

Saint John Hospital is committed to protecting the safety of our hospital patients, healthcare providers and community and remains in close contact with the Leavenworth County Health Department(LCHD), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure proper COVID-19 precautions are followed.

As a community leader and in conjunction with LCHD we are sharing that individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 on the Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBHU). We have identified the staff and patients who came into contact with the individuals and are following all guidelines and recommendations of the LCHD and KDHE.

To ensure the best possible outcome for our community we are placing the SBHU patients in a 14-day quarantine and following all infection control protocols set forth by LCHD, KDHE and CDC.

We are committed to providing the best possible care to each patient and staff members during this time. For families and friends of those affected, you may contact the hospital at 913-680-6000 to be transferred to the Director of the Senior Behavioral Health department.

We will continue to offer information and support the community as we work together through this time. Saint John Hospital and LCHD urges the public to continue to take appropriate precautions. Everyone should practice good hygiene, stay informed, practice social distancing, and limit in-person interactions. If you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider or an urgent care clinic first. If symptoms are mild, do not go to the emergency room, as this resource needs to remain available for those with the most critical needs.

If you would like additional information, you may contact Saint John Hospital by calling 913-680-6000; Leavenworth County Health Department by calling 913-250-2000; visiting http://www.leavenworthcounty.gov/covid/ or KDHE by calling 1-866-534-3463; visiting www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus; or emailing COVID-19@ks.gov.

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