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Safe Hospital & Clinic

Safe Hospital and Safe Clinics

As we responsible resume our healthcare services, we are leading the way as the cleanest and safest place in the Valley. We have actively taken steps to ensure you, your loved ones and our broader community are protected. Our commitment to you is simple…your safety is our #1 priority.

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

When you enter Gunnison Valley Health’s Hospital or Clinics, we have developed four simple steps to keep you safe.

Step 1 Wear a mask. All patients must wear a mask while present in our facilities. You can bring your own mask or we will provide you with one.

Step 2 – Clean your hands with sanitizer. We recommend you frequently sanitize your hands before and after your appointment.

Step 3 – Complete screening questions. You will be asked to answer a series of questions that will screen you for symptoms.

Step 4 – Get your temperature taken. This gives us an indication if you do have a fever.

We have stringent hospital cleaning protocols to keep you safe:

  • Utilizing the UV Lytbot technology that eliminates surface bacteria in all common areas and between surgeries.
  • Any piece of equipment used with a patient is thoroughly disinfected between use.
  • Thorough terminal cleans utilizing a disinfectant electrostatic sprayer.
  • All of our disinfectants are approved for use against human coronaviruses.
  • Performing daily infection control and ATP monitoring to ensure our facilities remain above the Centers for Disease and Infection (CDC) guidelines.

For any elective surgery, we have specific procedures in place to provide a safe environment:

  • You will be tested for COVID-19 at least 72 hours prior to surgery.
  • Day of surgery, you will be greeted by a nurse who will screen you for symptoms, provide you with a mask and escort you to the operating room.
  • You will recover in a private space in the surgical services department.
  • UV Lytbot technology that eliminates bacteria is used after each procedure
  • All staff will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, masks and eye protection.

To ensure you are protected, our healthcare staff:

  • Are required to wear a mask, especially in patient care areas.
  • All physicians and nursing staff in the Emergency Department, Patient Care Unit and Imaging Department are required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Monitor their own symptoms at all times and are not permitted to work with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Abide by return-to-work recommendations by public health.

We have redirected patient entry points at the Hospital to ensure every patient is screened.