Prairie Ridge Health has been preparing for the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US. “Hospitals treat patients with a variety of infectious diseases every day,” said Jamie Hendrix, MSN, RN, Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Our clinic and hospital care teams participate in ongoing emergency preparedness training to help us put systems in place to handle an influx of patients while keeping our healthcare providers safe so they may care for others. The spread of COVID-19 puts us on heightened alert to put what we know in place to protect and care for the communities we serve.”

We are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), local public health officials, the Wisconsin Hospital Association WHA) and our healthcare partners to monitor, plan, and respond to COVID-19. Throughout the past few weeks, our team has been working hard to ensure the safety of our patients, team, and communities.

“The situation is evolving every day,” said Hendrix. "The key is to look the future and not the current moment so we can safeguard our patients, team, and the communities we serve." 


Restricting Visitors

The CDC has provided guidelines to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. One practice in these guidelines is social distancing. That is why, as of March 23th and until further notice, we are restricting visitors as a precaution to protect our patients, team, and visitors.

If a visitor is permitted within the facility, the visitor will be required to:
• Be screened before entering the building by answering the appropriate questions and having their temperature taken
• Be free of any symptoms 
• Visitors are not able to stay overnight at this time
• Stay in the patient’s room at all times
• Wear a face mask at all times

As a safety precaution, we also ask all visitors to please leave the room during, and for 1 hour after, all aerosolizing treatments. This includes nebulizers.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.



 


CANCELLED EVENTS

 

The CDC has provided guidelines to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. One practice in these guidelines is social distancing. That is why, as of March 14th and until further notice, we have canceled all upcoming education classes and events, fitness classes, support groups, and volunteer activities. Over the past few days, our team has been calling many of these groups personally and will continue to do so as things progress. Please see below for a complete list of canceled activities as well as some special virtual offerings! All events marked with a * are being held virtually. 

 Canceled Events and Events Moved to a Virtual Format

 Educational Classes

Events

Fitness Classes

Support Groups

  All Volunteer Activities 

 Club Scrub  *Virtual Golf Classic  Fitness Center  *Alzheimer Support Group  Soup & Salad Luncheon
 Live It!  *Chicken Shoot  Fitness for Life  Diabetes Support Group  Euchre Card Party 
 Job Shadowing    Second Step  Healthier Together  Mum Sale
 Prediabetes Class    *Strong Women    *The Nutman Co.
 Safe Sitter         *Apple Pie & Apple Donut Sale
 Senior Center Lectures         
 Sibling Care        
 Students - Dependent on Area        
        Gift Shoppe will reopen to 
patients and employees starting
Sept 8, 2020
         

*These classes are currently being offered remotely. Please continue to register to ensure we provide you with the material. 


For all event and activity questions - please contact"
• Foundation Event questions - please contact Kristi Line at 920.623.1370 or kline@PrairieRidge.Health
• Volunteer Activity questions - please contact Patti Walker at 920.623.1280 or pwalker@PrairieRidge.Health
• Other Class and Event questions -  - please contact Chris DeLapp at 920.623.1276 or cdelapp@PrairieRidge.Health 

To learn more about COVID-19 - What You Need To Know, please click here.

“The situation is evolving every day,” said Hendrix. "The key is to look the future and not the current moment so we can safeguard our patients, team, and the communities we serve."