JCHC Prepared for Coronavirus. A Letter from the CEO v2

CEO of JCHC, Sean McCallister

Dear Johnson County Community Members,

The spread of the COVID19 is an increasing concern for Johnson County.

COVID19 often has symptoms similar to the flu and include fever, cough and tiredness.

However, some people who become infected do not develop any symptoms. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

However, the COVID19 appears to have a higher mortality rate for the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.  This is why we are asking those visiting our buildings to be aware of our efforts to ensure the safety of our patients, residents and staff

Screening restrictions are in place at Amie Holt Care Center and at Johnson County Healthcare Center

This means:

  • We have a staff member at the doors of our facility greeting people and asking questions about risk factors.
  • You must wash your hands upon entering the building (bathrooms and hand sanitizers are available).
  • Be aware that every visitor will be asked some questions in order to screen for possible COVID19 exposure.

Please Do Not Visit:

  • In the last 14 days, you have had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.
  • You have traveled internationally in the past 14 days
  • You have any symptoms of illness, especially
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of Breath

Other Measures We Are Taking:

  • We are limiting the flow of people through our buildings
    1. All AHCC outside group activities are canceled as of now
    2. Please restrict visits to one family member once per day.
    3. Visiting will be done in patient rooms only, not in public spaces
    4. Doctors will be visiting patients in AHCC, instead of transporting them to JCHC for screening as needed.
  • All JCHC staff will be screened and sent home if they have signs of COVID-19.
  • All patients and residents will have increased health screening daily, according to CDC guidelines.
  • As the situation evolves, to protect our most vulnerable population, we may need to tighten these requirements even further. We are closely monitoring the situation.

As this situation evolves in our county, visiting restrictions may change.  Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

Please check for updates on the website before you come to visit, as the situation is changing rapidly.

Please share this information with others who may be visiting loved ones at Johnson County Healthcare Center or Amie Holt Care Center.

 

Thank you for your understanding!

Together we will ensure our local communities remain healthy and vibrant.

Sincerely,

Sean McCallister, CEO