Davis Hospital and Medical Center

BY DIANE TOWNSEND

Davis Hospital is Open, Safe, and Ready

“As our community comes together to embrace the challenge of recovery, we know there are many questions of how to safely navigate the daily updates and changes while still staying safe. Rest assured, we are still here for you and continue to deliver the health care you and your family need.”

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, Davis Hospital and Medical Center and the Davis Hospital Weber Campus in Roy are fully prepared to care for our patients and our community. We are here, as always, to serve all patients. Our commitment to providing care for the ongoing health and well-being of our community is vital, particularly in times like these.

Our clinic partners are open, most elective procedures are able to be scheduled, and our emergency rooms continue to be a safe place to treat all emergencies. From serious conditions to aches and pains, your health care needs didn’t stop and neither did we.

Although coronavirus presented us with new challenges, our hospital is prepared to serve all of the health care needs of our community. What does that mean for you?

• It means that we’ve expanded our hours and are working quickly to reschedule previously cancelled procedures.
• It means we’re intensely focused on new cleaning and personal protection procedures to keep you safe.
• It means patients and visitors are pre-screened before entering the facility.
• It means everyone in the hospital, including staff and visitors, wear a mask.
• It means visitor restrictions are in place and waiting rooms are arranged to comply with the recommended 6-foot social distancing guidelines.
• It means that we’ve implemented new practices to ensure that any COVID-19 related care is provided in an isolated area away from other patients and their families.

Now is the time to get you and your family the advanced medical care that you’ve postponed during the pandemic. We’re here, and we’re ready to provide the care you need. You can feel confident that we have made the necessary preparations to care for you in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

Visit our website to stay updated with the latest information at davishospital.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for continuing to trust Davis Hospital for your health care needs.

Don’t Let Fear Keep You Away From the ER

Fear of COVID-19 keeps some patients from seeking care for heart attack and stroke symptoms, now many are suffering long term consequences from waiting.

When it comes to your heart, don’t hesitate to seek emergency help. “We’re finding that people are waiting too long to call first responders or to come to the ER when they are having chest pain,” states Dena Eckardt, Director of Emergency Services. “Every minute lost in getting medical help can inhibit recovery. Every minute saved can preserve vital heart function.”

“Whether COVID-19 related or not, our experienced medical professionals are ready to care for all patients with health emergencies,” explains Michael Jensen, President of Davis Hospital. “We have put a strong emphasis on safety to ensure that protections are in place for everyone, including patients, staff and EMS personnel. This means that our emergency rooms (in Layton and Roy) continue to be a safe place to seek urgent medical attention.”

New protocols ensure each person who enters the emergency room is screened. Anyone exhibiting signs of COVID-19 is taken to an isolation space for further evaluation. Chief Nursing Officer, Chris Johnson stated, “Screening allows us to protect each other while caring for a variety of patients including those presenting with heart attack and stroke symptoms. More importantly, we are able to screen and place patients in the appropriate location without using up valuable time when every minute counts.”

If you have a medical history that indicates stroke or heart attack, or you have the symptoms of either, call 911 or immediately go to the emergency room. The longer you wait to seek care, the more likely you are to have negative long term effects on your health.

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Business: Hospital and Medical Center
Address: 1600 Antelope Dr, Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-807-1000
Website: www.davishospital.org

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