CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
ACMH Hospital has implemented a Coronavirus Hotline Number to call for information and education.
As of Tuesday, March 24th, ACMH Hospital has its first patient with coronavirus in-house. This is the first positive case identified in Armstrong County. ACMH has notified the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Individuals with known sustained contact with the patient are being identified and contacted, as appropriate.
ACMH officials continue to follow specific procedural and safety measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure patient and staff safety.
ACMH Hospital officials are asking that patients who are attempting to come in for routine lab work or other procedures contact their ordering provider to see if it is medically necessary to come at this time – or if the testing can be postponed.
ACMH would like to again remind individuals who may be sick themselves, including those experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat, to not come directly to the hospital but first contact their medical provider. Unless you are seeking emergency medical treatment, you are encouraged to call your primary care provider. Just a reminder, if your medical provider directs you to be tested, specimen collection continues to occur at the E Entrance under the canopy overhang. At this time, an order is required when presenting for collection, at this location. Again, if you do not have a primary care provider, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.
Current exceptions are as follows:
CALL TO ACTION FROM ACMH HOSPITAL TO OUR BUSINESS COLLEAGUES:
The United States is experiencing a national shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). ACMH Hospital has a limited stock of some critical supplies. We are working to increase stock of PPE to ensure protection of our staff with the anticipated influx of COVID-19 patients. The COVID-19 virus is contagious, and the need for supplies over the next few months is unknown. This message serves as a request on behalf of the health, safety and well-being of our patients, healthcare workers and community.
We urge you to contact ACMH Hospital Materials Management Department if you have any of the following items to provide or donate:
• N95 Masks
• Ear loop masks (surgical style)
• Pump bottles of hand sanitizers with 60% or greater alcohol content
• Pump bottles of non-scented soap
• Face shields/visors
• Nitrile Gloves
• Peroxide based cleaning agents
To contact ACMH Hospital’s Materials Management Department, send an email to: email@example.com. Please put the word "Donation" in your email subject line.
Every little bit helps! Your supplies could make all the difference in the battle against COVID-19. To all of you who have already donated – we sincerely thank you.
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