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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information
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.
Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/)
- Logan County Health Department (http://www.logancountyhealthdepartment.org/)
- West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) (www.coronavirus.wv.gov)
- West Virginia Hospital Association – (www.wvha.org/)
Call DHHR's COVID-19 information hotline 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304.
Logan Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are working closely with the Logan County Health Department and WV Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).
We are evaluating patients in the Emergency Room and our inpatient units following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the event of a possible case of COVID-19 or any infectious disease, our clinical teams are trained on the proper procedures and protocols to minimize the risk of spreading germs. This includes masking and isolating the patient, donning personal protective equipment (PPE) – inclusive of a mask, eye protection, gown and gloves – and ensuring environmental hygiene.
Out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and safety of our patients, employees and providers top of mind, effective Saturday, March 21, LRMC implemented a zero-visitor protocol. We have also postponed all elective, non-emergent outpatient surgical cases for 30 days.
We want to assure our community that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including the coronavirus. For more information, contact the Logan County Health Department and DHHR (www.dhhr.wv.gov) or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
Clean hands are a great frontline defense against the spread of germs and serious infections. Proper hand hygiene in a healthcare setting should be top of mind for both patients and those visiting their room. You should wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
In addition to practicing proper hand hygiene, other precautions that should be taken consist of:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using