In an effort to protect patients and healthcare worker, we are instituting the following changes at EIRMC, the Behavioral Health Center and Idaho Cancer Center at EIRMC.
- No visitors allowed, except for certain patient groups:
- Laboring and post-partum moms: 1 designated support person for duration of stay
- Pediatric inpatients: 1 parent allowed at a time
- NICU babies: 1 parent allowed at a time
- Patients at end-of-life
- Outpatients (ER, Day Surgery, and Clinic patients who require assistance): 1 designated visitor for duration of stay
- Those with intellectual disability/cognitive delay: 1 designated visitor for duration of stay
- Patients needing certified medical interpreters to communicate with healthcare workers
- Main Lobby: (Mon-Fri 4:30am- 7:00pm) and (weekends from 6:00am- 7:00pm)
- Entrance by back of cafeteria (24/7)
- ER remains open 24/7 for patient care. No entry to the main hospital from the ER
- The main NICU entrance will be closed.
With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.
Frequently asked questions
- Stay home when you feel sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth, because this is where viruses can enter.
- Always cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- Every patient, visitor and vendor is screened outside of our primary lobbies, ER entrances and loading docks.
- Points of entry to our facilities have been limited.
- As we often do during heavy influenza outbreaks, visitor restrictions have been instituted in patient care areas.
- We have done, and continue to do, deep cleaning throughout all of our care sites.
- Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to coordinate daily communication and response across all of our hospitals.
There are currently no Coronavirus related news at this time.