Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals Want Community Members to Know Emergency Departments are Safe

Hospitals want to ease doubts of delaying care out of fear of the coronavirus

OXNARD, CA – April 29, 2020 – St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), which are Dignity Health hospitals, want to assure the community that the hospital emergency departments are safe for anyone experiencing a medical emergency or in need of urgent health care.

Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals have taken extensive measures to separate potential coronavirus patients from all others in a proactive effort to care for those seeking emergency medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each emergency department has created separate patient treatment areas to reduce the risk of exposure while continuing to care for medical emergencies, such as cardiac, abdominal, neurological (stroke), and other illnesses.

“Our community members will be safe and well cared for in our ERs in the event of a health-related emergency, says Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “Some people have delayed necessary ER visits and may be worse off because of it. We urge people with health emergencies to take immediate action knowing we are ready, able and prepared to provide care in a safe environment, just as we always have.”

In addition to our hospital emergency departments, our Dignity Health Medical Group is accepting patients.


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.



Publish Date: 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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