Welcome to the Johnson County Healthcare Center.
The Johnson County Healthcare Center (JCHC), located in Buffalo, Wyoming, opened in 1952 and has a resounding legacy of providing quality healthcare services to Johnson County residents and visitors.
JCHC consists of Johnson County Memorial Hospital (25-bed critical access hospital), Amie Holt Care Center (44-bed nursing home), The Family Medical Center of Johnson County (outpatient clinic) and home health/hospice programs.
Our talented and committed medical providers include family medicine physicians, physician assistants and a general surgeon. We offer a wide range of services including inpatient and swing bed, ICU, inpatient/outpatient surgery, obstetrics, physical rehab, lab, cardiac rehab, radiology, CT, mobile MRI, ultrasound, mammography, outpatient clinic, ER, nursing home, home health, hospice, diabetic education and a wellness/rehab program.
When you come to the Johnson County Healthcare Center to visit a patient, we ask that you wear a mask and check in at one of our main entrances.
Our inpatient visitation policy during COVID-19 is as follows:
All visitors are to be screened upon entrance to the facility and are required to wear a mask at all times.
- May have one visitor in the facility at a time.
- Visitors will be educated on the risks of COVID exposure prior to their visit.
- All visitors must wear a mask. Visitor may choose N95 (preferred) or surgical mask after educated on the risks. Masks will be provided.
- Visitor must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
- All visitors/family members of patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis will be encouraged to return home after visit and quarantine per current CDC guidelines.
End-of-life COVID-19 patients:
- May have up to 5 visitors at a time in the facility (depending on room size and availability).
- Must adhere to all of the above.
Opportunities for other family members and friends to make contact with the patient will be attempted when possible via phone and/or Zoom. This will be arranged through social services and nursing services.
Our inpatient obstetrics patient visitation plan during COVID-19 is as follows: The patient may designate one asymptomatic support person to be with them for their length of stay unless otherwise arranged by an attending physician.
Visitation at Amie Holt Care Center
Amie Holt Care Center recognizes that our residents need to spend time with their family and friends. Visitors are allowed at any time following the guidance of the CDC and CMS. While the guidance is subject to change, we currently ask all visitors to:
- Do not visit if you are feeling ill or have had COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
- All visitors are screened at the front entrance for symptoms of respiratory illness.
- Surgical masks must be worn in the hallway at all times.
- Do not visit with staff or other residents in the hallways, please go directly to the resident room or other designated visiting areas. During warm weather, outside visits are recommended.
- We recommend keeping masks on throughout the visit in the resident’s room.
- Family members may bring food to share a meal with residents in their rooms if the resident is not on quarantine; 6-foot social distancing is recommended when masks are removed for meals.
- Residents are required to wear masks in hallways and common areas.
- Residents are allowed to leave the campus. They are required to sign an informed consent before leaving. A questionnaire is completed when they return to determine if they have had potential exposure. AHCC staff will review these forms to determine if quarantine may be needed upon the resident’s return.
- When a staff member or resident tests positive for COVID-19, we will post a sign on the main entry door that we are in “Outbreak Status” to notify visitors of the potential for exposure in our building.
- Visitors are allowed during outbreak status but they should keep their masks on at all times.
- Residents and staff who have had contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 will be tested following CDC/CMS guidance. If a visitor believes they may have been exposed by a resident or staff member, they may contact Amie Holt Care Center for follow up.