Creighton University School of Medicine
Fr. Hendrickson Offers Video Message to Phoenix
With the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affecting daily lives, Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, sent out video message of support to Creighton colleagues, students and partners in Phoenix.
Valleywise Health Medical Center is currently treating its first patient diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The hospital is working closely with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to ensure the safety of the patient, staff and visitors.
Employee Screening Clarification
Employees are being asked to attest whether they feel healthy enough to be around others in the workplace before reporting to their workplace. If they experience these symptoms - fever of 100.4° F or higher (employees are asked to monitor their temperature at home), a new or worsening cough within the last 24 hours or worsening shortness of breath, they are to refrain from reporting to their work stations and contact their supervisor/leader immediately.
Visitor Restriction Clarification
Further visitor restrictions have been implemented to decrease risks to patients and staff. Effective immediately, no visitors for patients permitted except for:
- One healthy parent/guardian per pediatric/NICU patient
- One healthy support person per laboring/postpartum mother
- End of life situations to be handled on a case-by-case basis
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital has temporarily curtailed patient visitors as of March 19. However the following patients will be allowed one adult visitor (who will be screened for COVID-19):
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients
- Labor and Delivery patients
- Emergency Department/Trauma Center patients
- Transplant patients (under specific circumstances).
Visitor access will only be available through the hospital's main entrance or emergency departments (for emergency patients only).