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
http://www.leavenworthcounty.gov/covid/ or KDHE by calling 1-866-534-3463; visiting
www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus; or emailing