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Preparing for COVID-19 at SBA: What you need to know
The leadership team at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital have been monitoring and preparing for the situation involving the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is rapidly moving across our country. We have been meeting multiple times daily and planning in conjunction with the Butler County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Hospital Association and the CDC to review current up to date information and recommendations. Our team is following the CDC’s Hospital Preparedness Assessment Tool.
As this situation is very fluid, we are continually evaluating the new updates and guidelines as we plan and adapt our approach to this issue. We will continue to ensure our mission of providing compassionate, professional healthcare to the people we serve remains our top focus, as well as ensuring the safety of our patients, physicians and colleagues.
SBA Foundation establishes COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many individuals and businesses are finding new and creative ways to support others. The SBA Foundation Board of Directors is excited to be able to offer another option with the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
This fund will support the ongoing efforts of SBAMH and its staff to provide much-needed care and treatment to the community during this time. Funds will go to help support needs related to the COVID-19 response. These could include such things as medical supplies, equipment for staff, patient needs and more.
Your donation can help make a difference in the lives of others during this trying time. If you would like to donate, please visit the Foundation website at www.sbamhfoundation.com/give, where you can give safely and securely. You also can send a check to the SBA Foundation, 720 W. Central Ave., El Dorado, KS 67042. Please designate it for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
For more information, contact Holly Landon, Foundation Executive Director, at email@example.com or 913-209-2571.
What is COVID-19?
What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
How can you protect yourself?
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a facemask if you are sick
Clean and disinfect
SBA Visitor Restrictions
Beginning April 15, all visitors will be restricted
Only one designated support person is allowed for the duration of the hospitalization and will be screened daily prior to entering.
End-of-life visitation needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Family members of hospitalized patients may drop off essential personal items to patients between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Appropriate drop off items include phones, glasses, personal hygiene items and clothing. Essential personal items will be collected at the door and delivered to the patient by hospital staff.
We absolutely value the role each family member and friend plays in the healing process of their loved one. However, we must protect our patients and staff by doing whatever we can as a community to help slow the spread by flattening the curve of COVID-19. We encourage all those wanting to show their support of a loved one at the hospital to do it through their preferred virtual platform.
Coronavirus – COVID 19 Self-Assessment
When coming to SBA, plesae take the following self-assessment:
1. Have you had CLOSE CONTACT with someone who has been diagnosed with or is officially under investigation for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
2. Have you traveled internationally or been on a cruise ship on or after March 15, 2020?
4. Do you currently have any of the following:
If you answered YES to questions 1-3 and have any symptoms listed in question 4, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY RETURN TO YOUR VEHICLE and call the office you were heading to for further direction – or you may call 316-321-3300.
The following testing procedure is in place at SBA:
SBA is now offering virtual visits through telemedicine (telemedicine will be provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic). Visit with a healthcare provider without leaving home. All you need is your computer, tablet or smartphone for a video chat or call via telephone, and a provider can see you without a trip to the office.
Call Augusta Immediate Care Clinic at 316-558-5575, El Dorado Urgent Care at 316-452-5860 for a telemedicine visit!
Many issues can be addressed through telemedicine and it’s also a way to check in with a provider if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19. The goal is to prevent the spread of coronavirus, especially to those who are most vulnerable, older people and those with existing health conditions. Prices vary depending on your insurance. Check before your visit with the insurer or employer providing your coverage.
Changes in the SBA Cafe
The Café is OPEN but SEATING is closed at this time. Please keep a distance of 6 feet while in line. You must wash hands prior to entering.
CHAMPSS Program Changes
CHAMPSS MEALS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AS A PICK UP/TAKE OUT MEAL.
How to get a CHAMPSS meal:
DO NOT ENTER THE HOSPITAL TO GET A MEAL - This procedure becomes effective on Monday, March 30th
The café menu is available online at www.sbamh.com - you can check the online menu and call the Nutrition Services Diet Office at 316-321-5124 with your order. If you do not have access to the online menu, we will offer the daily special you can select when you call to order your meal.
This service will be available Monday-Friday only; clients can order and pick up additional meals to cover the weekend. The Department on Aging has agreed to allow CHAMPSS clients to pick-up more than one meal/day.
Meals will be packaged and available for pick up on the East side of the hospital outside the café door, near the café windows from 11:00 to 11:15 a.m. Staff will be watching for you and bring your meal to you. Please bring your badge so we can scan to track meals served. The meals you pick up will be deducted from your account.
Participants will be able to add future meals to existing accounts when picking up meals. We can take cash, checks or credit cards for the correct amount only. Do not enter the hospital to add meals to your account.
Thank you for your cooperation, we are working to continue making CHAMPSS meals available to you while also meeting safety guidelines for all involved!
SBA Home Health statement regarding COVID-19
We know you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and how it may impact your patients, residents, employees and families. Ensuring patients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our priority at Susan B. Allen.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter any facility, community or homes of our home health patients.
We have immediately implemented these measures to remain abundantly proactive in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
If an individual is identified as positive for elevated temperature or respiratory symptoms, our clinical team will be notified immediately for additional screening and follow-up per our COVID-19 screening protocols. This will include informing you if the employee had contact with any of your patients or residents.
We realize that you need to implement precautionary measures and we assure you ours are some of the most stringent in the industry. Most of CMS’s guidelines are around restricting visitors who are not care providers and does encourage hospice and home care workers to continue in their care roles as long as they follow the guidelines and use PPE properly.
Our team is happy to review these guidelines and discuss our policies. For questions or concerns, please call 316-322-4540.
Find the Frequently Asked Questions from the CDC here.
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Click here for information for healthcare professionals from the CDC.