COVID-19 Updates

MONDAY – 04/13/2020

Presentation Medical Center is here for you and taking steps to assist in social distancing.

Our facility is now offering a secure Telemedicine Program that gives patients the option to visit with their provider virtually, from the comfort of their own home.

For more information and to set up your Telemedicine appointment, please call our facility at (701) 477-1954.

MONDAY – 03/30/2020

There are those who run to the fire. Sometimes heroism is a matter of just showing up.

The reality of the corona virus has sunk in to all corners of the country, if not the entire world. The spread of the virus, along with the increased availability of testing and other factors, contributes to the availability of more accurate data and higher numbers.  We are at a point in time where we are dealing with a great deal of apprehension about the disease notwithstanding all of the safeguards against it.

If we want to glean a positive aspect out of all this, it appears to me that everyone is taking this disease a lot more seriously than just a week ago. Reality has finally set in. Social distancing is being practiced. People are staying home voluntarily where it is not mandated.  Our compliance with the safeguards will go a long way toward slowing and eventually defeating this pandemic.

The healthcare ministries of SMP Health System are doing their part to protect the overall health of the communities where they are located by the various restrictions on visitation and other safeguards that they have implemented and information they have disseminated.  They are following the current regulations and guidance from state and federal sources in order to maintain the safety of our patients, residents, and employees inside each facility.

Notwithstanding all of the safeguards, there is still an underlying apprehension or even fear, both inside and outside of our facilities. I would like to acknowledge our front-line employees who have been steadfast in their commitment to the patients and residents in their care. They are unsung heroes who demonstrate their love and concern for their neighbors and communities by showing up for work in the face of their own apprehensions, who strive to maintain a positive attitude and give their best efforts under difficult circumstances.

Aaron K. Alton

President/CEO

 

FRIDAY- 03/20/2020

In response to the Carona Virus, Presentation Medical Center is taking steps to combat the outbreak.

Our facility remains open to provide health care services to the community. However, strict visitor restrictions have been put in place to help reduce the risk of spreading contamination. Anyone who enters the facility will be screened for cough, sore throat, fever and travel history. PMC will only allow visitation for parents of a child patient (limited to one parent) and those visiting dying patients. Pediatric or Handicapped patients in the ER or clinic may have one guest with them. All other guests must wait outside of PMC. All visitors MUST pass COVID-19 Screening.

Anyone who wishes to enter Presentation Medical Center will have to be buzzed in through the front door.

All clinic visits have been reduced to essential health visits only. Including; Mental Health Visits, Visits for Infections, or any other visits deemed necessary by our medical providers and nurses.

Patients needing medications refilled or replaced can call their pharmacy to refill them, our providers will then review the orders and refill the requests, short term as appropriate.