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6 new ways we’ve made our hospital safer for you

Whether you’re a patient, visitor, physician or staff member, your health is always our number one priority. Whether you’re coming in for surgery or routine testing, we want you to rest assured that we’ve put every precaution in place to protect your health and make you feel safe and comfortable in our hospital.

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How to donate blood during a pandemic

With the spread of COVID-19 across the country, our nation’s supply of blood has become severely depleted. Many blood drives were cancelled when schools and businesses closed and the opportunity to donate while remaining socially distant remains challenging.

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COVID-19 antibody testing – what do we really know?

While we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 for most of this year, there are still a lot of questions when it comes to COVID-19 antibody testing. If you were recently ill but didn’t get tested for COVID-19, you may be wondering if you actually had the virus or not. Others who didn’t get sick or have…

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The “new normal” in safe surgical care

According to a poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians, nearly one third of Americans have delayed health care during COVID-19. There can be many fears about coming into a hospital when you’ve been told to stay home and social distance. As restrictions gradually loosen and we embrace a new normal, some people…

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Silver linings – finding the positive during difficult times

With fear, worry, stress and uncertainty surrounding all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be hard to keep a positive attitude. Although our concern is justified, we must continue to hold on to hope and maintain an optimistic outlook. If you’re watching the news lately, you may be feeling that each day is…

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No symptoms? You should still stay home

The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as recommendations for social distancing are now well known. However, there is much worry that the continued spread of the virus can partially be attributed to individuals who may be showing no outward signs of illness, or are still in the incubation phase, and can therefore pass…

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Feeling sick? Follow the 3 C’s

If you’re feeling sick, don’t panic and run for the closest doctors office, urgent care center or emergency room. You might be just fine. Follow these three C’s and if your symptoms worsen, then it might be time to re-evaluate your need for professional medical care.