COVID-19 Preparedness: Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals are Ready for Possible Surge of Patients


Triage tents have been set up as precautionary measure


OXNARD, CA – (March 24, 2020) – Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), and St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), members of Dignity Health, have taken a proactive measure to prepare for a possible surge of patients seeking evaluation for COVID-19. Triage tents have been erected at the two locations to ensure the community has access to care if they are experiencing possible symptoms related to Coronavirus. The outdoor triage tents will provide a safe environment for patients and our providers to assess patients without needing to go inside a busy office. These tents have not been activated yet but are on standby should there become a demand for expanded services. 

These tents are NOT specimen collection centers. Clinicians will only collect COVID-19 specimens if they have assessed a patient and believe testing for the Coronavirus is appropriate.

“We want to keep our communities informed of the efforts we are making and the process they should follow for receiving care. If someone is feeling ill with upper respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, or mild shortness of breath we ask that they contact their Primary Care Physician first,” said Darren W. Lee, President and CEO, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “If an individual is in distress or is having a health emergency, s/he should visit the Emergency Department immediately for care.”

For more information, please check our websites: DignityHealth.org/PleasantValley, and DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional.

     

Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center prepare for
possible surge of COVID-19 patients with a triage tent.

 

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About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region also include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Learn more at DignityHealth.org/PleasantValley and DignityHealth.org/StJohnsRegional.

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