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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Lexington Regional Health Center received 200 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine on the week of 12/21/2020. We are following the State of Nebraska and Two Rivers Public Health Departments Plan outlining their recommendations as to who should receive the vaccine in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution. That includes our front line staff of providers, nursing, respiratory, radiology departments etc. We are very excited to do our part to further protect our staff, community, patients we serve in gaining control of the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to being able to provide the vaccine to our community when it becomes available for the public. Watch for further updates on vaccination availability as we move through the phases directed by our state and local health departments.

If you are 75+ years of age and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination please call Lexington Regional Health Center Pharmacy at (308) 324-8334. For Spanish speaking individuals please call Maria Reyes at (308) 325-6095. Right now we are putting names on a list and as soon as we receive vaccine we will contact you with a date and time to come to Lexington Regional Health Center for your vaccination. We have not yet been notified as to when we will receive the vaccine for this age group but follow our social media and website for up to date information. We are also unsure how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine we will receive at one time, they may be coming in weekly shipments. We will call those interested individuals on our list in the order we receive your information. If you call after hours or your call is not answered please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call. You will not receive an electronic call regarding COVID-19 vaccination from Lexington Regional Health Center at any time.

Si usted tiene 75 años de edad o más y está interesado (a) en recibir la vacuna del COVID-19 por favor llame a la Farmacia de Lexington Regional Health Center al (308) 324-8334.Para español llame a María S. Reyes al (308) 325-6095. Ahora sólo estamos haciendo una lista de los nombres de las personas interesadas y tan pronto como recibamos la vacuna nosotros le llamaremos con el día y la hora de que usted pueda venir a Lexington Regional Health Center para ser vacunado (a). Nosotros aún no hemos sido notificados de cuando recibiremos la vacuna para este grupo. Pero síganos en las redes sociales y en nuestro website para información actualizada. Tampoco estamos seguros de cuantas dosis de vacuna nosotros estaremos recibiendo al mismo tiempo, puede que la recibamos en envíos semanales. Nosotros les llamaremos a los individuos en nuestra lista en el orden en que nosotros recibimos su información. Si usted llama después de horas de trabajo o su llamada no es contestada por favor deje su mensaje con su nombre y número de teléfono y nosotros le regresaremos su llamada. Usted en ningún momento recibirá alguna llamada electrónica con referencia a la vacuna de COVID-19 de parte de Lexington Regional Health Center.

Mental Health Resources

Entering the Facility
Lexington Regional Health Center is taking precautionary action to protect our patients, visitors, and staff from Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19. We want to keep the chance of infection as minimal as possible.
 
Your health is our #1 priority! We are here for you and will continue to be here for you. Please know that we are closely monitoring CDC guidelines and are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are still seeing patients for all medical conditions/services including diabetes, well-child checks, physicals, women’s health, sports medicine, immunizations among others. To schedule an appointment, please call (308) 324-8308!
Although patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19(Coronavirus) before appointments and at arrival, we ask that you reschedule your appointments and refrain from visiting if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms.
1. Fever greater than 100.4
2. Mild shortness of breath or coughing
3. Have been affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the last 14 days or been around someone who has tested positive for this virus
Please note the Lexington Regional Health Center emergency department remains open for all medical emergencies 24/7, however if you have the above symptoms please call  prior to your arrival to allow our staff to prepare.
Visitor Restrictions

All entrances are locked except for the main hospital entrance and West Outpatient entrance.  All visitors and patients entering the facility will be screened prior to accessing the hospital until further notice. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation we continue to evaluate our practices to ensure we are proactive in keeping our patients, staff and community safe.

Visitor Expectations at Lexington Regional Health Center

As your health partner, our patients’ health and safety is our number one priority! We want to reassure you that we have special precautions in place your loved one’s safety.

Visitation Policy

Due to heightened concerns about the spread of COVID-19, patients are restricted to one (1) healthy adult visitor in our inpatient and clinic areas.

Pediatric patients may have 2 parents or guardians.

Hours of visitation: 8AM- 5PM Monday – Sunday

Your loved ones can also stay connected with you by:

  • Using your personal phone for video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.).
  • Calling the hospital at (308) 324-5651 to check on your status or be connected to you

Screening Questions for COVID-19

Staff will ask COVID-19 screening questions each time you visit.  The screenings are to ensure your loved one remains healthy during their stay at Lexington Regional Health Center.

Please refrain from visiting if you answer “yes” to any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of taste or smell

Our hospital team is ensuring our patients safety in several ways while they are in our care:

Keeping Our Patients Safe

  • Our care teams will be wearing surgical masks and performing frequent hand hygiene.
  • Enter through designated entrances to check-in and be screened for risk of illness.
  • Follow all infection prevention and other Lexington Regional Health Center guidelines. This includes following masking guidelines below.
  • Anyone violating these guidelines will be required to leave the facility.
  • One visitor is allowed per day, but this role can be filled by a different person each day. Once the visitor leaves the room, the visit is completed for that day.

Masking Guidelines

  • Upon arrival, we will provide you with a mask, if you don’t already have one. We ask that you wear it at ALL times while in the facility, including in patient rooms.
  • Masks should
  • cover mouth and nose area, fitting snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be routinely laundered

We are grateful to have you at Lexington Regional Health Center. We will do everything we can to support you and your loved ones. Please let us know if you have any questions.

APIC Guidelines

According to the APIC (Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology), COVID-19 spreads through close personal contact with a sick person and through droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.
What can you do for prevention?
1. Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
2. Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue. Throw tissue away and clean hands as noted.
3. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
4. Avoid close contact with sick people.
5. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often.
5. Stay home when you are sick.
Spanish Translation

Lexington Regional Health Center está tomando acciones precautorias para proteger a nuestros pacientes, visitantes, y personal contra el Coronavirus, específicamente COVID-19. En este momento, no hay casos conocidos en nuestra área (por información de Two Rivers Public Health Department https://www.trphd.org/). Sin embargo, porque no hay vacuna ni tratamiento médico para el COVID-19, nosotros queremos mantener el riesgo de infección lo mínimo posible.

Aunque pacientes y visitantes serán examinados para COVID-19 (Coronavirus) antes de citas y a la llegada, nosotros les pedimos que cambien sus citas y eviten visitar si está teniendo signos o síntomas.

  1. Fiebre más de 100.4
  2. Leve falta de respiración o toz
  3. Ha ido o ha estado en áreas afectadas por COVID-19 (Coronavirus) en los últimos 14 días o ha estado alrededor de alguien quien ha tenido prueba positiva del virus.

Expectativas de los Visitantes en Lexington Regional Health Center

¡Como socios de su salud, la salud y seguridad de nuestros pacientes es nuestra principal prioridad! Queremos asegurarle que tenemos precauciones especiales en efecto para la seguridad de su ser querido.

Política de Visitaciones

Dado a la creciente preocupación de la propagación del COVID-19, los pacientes están restringidos a un (1) visitante adulto en nuestras áreas de hospitalización y clínica.

Pacientes Pediátricos pueden tener 2 padres o guardianes

Horas de Visita: 8AM – 5PM lunes-domingo

Sus seres queridos también pueden estar conectados con usted por medio de:

  • Usando su teléfono personal para video conferencia (Video Llamadas, Zoom, etc.).
  • Llamando al hospital al (308) 324-5651 para verificar su estado, o conectarse a la habitación de su ser querido.

Preguntas de detección del COVID-19

El personal le hará preguntas de detección del COVID-19 cada vez usted visite.  Las detecciones son para asegurarle que su ser querido permanece sano durante su estadía en Lexington Regional Health Center.

Absténgase de visitar si usted responde afirmativamente(SI) a cualquiera de los siguientes:

  • Fiebre
  • Dolor de Cuerpo
  • Tos
  • Dolor de Garganta
  • Dificultad para Respirar
  • Pérdida reciente del Olfato O del Gusto

Manteniendo a Nuestros Pacientes Seguros            

Nuestros equipos de atención en el hospital garantizan la seguridad de nuestros pacientes en diferentes maneras mientras ellos están en nuestro cuidado.

  • Nuestros equipos de atención estarán usando máscaras quirúrgicas y lavándose frecuentemente sus manos.
  • Ingrese a través de áreas designadas para registrarse y ser examinado por el riesgo de una enfermedad.
  • Siguiendo todas las pautas de prevención de infecciones y otras normas de Lexington Regional Health Center. Esto incluye las siguientes pautas de enmascaramiento en la parte de abajo.
  • Cualquier persona que viole estas normas, se le pedirá que abandone nuestras instalaciones.
  • Solo una persona puede visitar por día, pero este role puede cambiar por una persona diferente por cada día. Una vez que el visitante sale del cuarto, la visita se terminó por ese día.

Guías de Enmascaramiento

  • Al llegar le proporcionaremos una máscara, si usted no trae una. Nosotros le pediremos que la use TODO el tiempo mientras esté en nuestras instalaciones, incluyendo en los cuartos de los pacientes.
  • Las máscaras deben de:

√ cúbrase su boca y el área de la nariz, ajústesela cómodamente, pegada a su cara.

√ Asegúresela con los lazos o con los lazos de la oreja.

√ Respire sin restricciones

√ Lávela rutinariamente

Estamos muy agradecidos de tenerlo en Lexington Regional Health Center. Nosotros haremos todo lo que podamos para ayudarlo a usted y sus seres queridos.  Por favor háganos saber si usted tiene algunas preguntas.

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