EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Answering questions from the community on the status of the Excelsior Springs Hospital, CEO Kristen DeHart issued the following statement.
ESH is in communications with and following all recommendations of the CDC, Clay County Public Health, American Hospital Association, Missouri Hospital Association and the City of Excelsior Springs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ESH has taken proactive steps to keep its community, patients and staff safe during this time. ESH is actively engaged with the COVID-19 situation and is prepared by screening all visitors prior to entering the hospital and clinics, providing healthcare services and testing as indicated and admitting patients if further medical care is needed. The situation and recommendations are changing quickly. The Excelsior Springs Hospital, including Emergency Department, physician offices, Express Clinic, Home Health and Hospice lines continues to be fully operational.
The CDC has strongly advised all hospitals limit/ postpone all elective procedures and non-emergent visits. ESH is following this guideline, and is encouraging patients to reschedule all non-emergent visits. ESH encourages all seniors, at-risk patients and those that have been in contact with people exhibiting symptoms to please stay home and follow the CDC guidelines. Additionally, the hospital is providing updates on its ESH webpage and Facebook pages. The ESH team is prepared and ready to care for the community during this pandemic. If you or someone you know is needing medical care, please contact your primary care physician for additional guidance. ESH’s Emergency room is open 24/7 for emergency medical situations.