Patients First! Keeping You Healthy and Safe.
First and foremost – thanks to our great community members for continuing to mask up and follow social distancing measures— this protects us all as a community and is really the critical response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here at Mammoth Hospital we have instituted a lot of changes to improve the patient experience and make sure that our entire facility are safe to visit. Patients who have symptoms suspicious for potential coronavirus are seen in the drive up clinic and can be interviewed and examined in the safety of their vehicles by medical staff in full protective gear.
Many of our visits are conducted over telemedicine (either telephone or videochat such as Facetime or our own hospital portal software). So far, patient satisfaction with this has been enthusiastic, and for people living remotely in the north county it can be a real convenience.
Patients with routine medical problems can also be seen in all of our clinics, just like before. The difference now, however, is that traffic in the hospital has been redirected and minimized, and you must pass an initial verbal and temperature screening to even enter our facility. Hospital entrances have been consolidated and changed. Kudos to our Incident Command Team who have come up with a series of measures to partition the hospital in various stages to reduce and eliminate risk, and to this end Mammoth Hospital is serving as a model for other rural facilities.
Our environmental services workers are absolutely working hard to maintain our clean environment. With all of these changes, in many ways, it is business as usual for our hospital clinics and we are able to handle both acute problems and chronic care.
Nationwide we have seen reduced rates of pediatric vaccination during the pandemic, so parents are encouraged to catch up or stay on time with their child regular preventative care. We also are conducting wellness exams for adults and elective care and procedures. Our laboratory and radiology are fully-operational. We are ready and want to be of help. We really look forward to seeing you and hope you are staying safe. Keep up the great work Mono County!