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CRMC Care Center/Heartwood restrictions

Web posted March 24, 2020
Following Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Care Center and Heartwood are limiting the number of visitors in end-of-life situations at one time to two people.

Facilities are required to restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. CRMC’s Geriatrics Medical Director Dr. David Goodwin has defined end-of-life situation as a life expectancy of less than one month or actively dying.

All visitors entering the facility will be required to perform hand hygiene, use a face mask and complete a screening which includes symptoms of illness, fever or respiratory symptoms. Those with symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) will not be permitted to enter the facility at any time, even in end-of-life situations. Visits will be restricted to the resident’s room.

Visitors should refrain from physical contact with residents and others while in the facility. For example, practice social distances with no hand shaking or hugging, and remaining six feet apart.

Please visit www.cuyunamed.org or https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ for Coronavirus updates.

Community Healthcare Provider COVID-19 statement

Web posted March 24, 2020
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Lakewood Health System in Staples, Riverwood Healthcare in Aitkin, and CHI St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls are following the recommendations and daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health around COVID-19 assessment and prevention. In some cases, that means pausing elective surgeries and routine appointments. As your community healthcare providers, our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff, and the communities we are privileged to serve.

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