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 restricting visitors as a precaution to protect our patients, team, and visitors.

All visitors will be asked to complete a health screening before being approved to visit. All visitors should be free of symptoms, illnesses, and known exposure.






 



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.

 Educational Classes

Events

Fitness Classes

Support Groups

  All Volunteer Activities 

 *Baby Care Classes  Produce Derby  Fitness Center  Alzheimer Support Group   Including Gift Shoppe
 *Breastfeeding Classes   Toasts & Tastes   Fitness for Life  Diabetes Support Group  
 *Childbirth Classes  Women's Day  Second Step  Healthier Together  
 Club Scrub    Strong Women    
 CPR First Aid Training        
 Live It!        
 Job Shadowing        
 Prediabetes Class        
 Safe Sitter         
 Senior Center Lectures         
 Sibling Care        
 Students - Dependent on Area        

*We are currently working on remote and/or digital offerings for these classes. Please continue to register to ensure we provide you with the material. 


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."