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MHSC suggests prevention during surge

MHSC suggests prevention during surge

Our staff encourages community to be proactive as we move inside during fall and winter months.

ROCK SPRINGS — Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is continuing to treat the surge of COVID-19 patients. Staff would like to encourage our community to help prevent the spread as we move inside during our fall and winter months.

“Although we are still seeing and treating a large number of COVID-19 cases in Sweetwater County, our staff is committed to providing services to our patients.” said Irene Richardson, MHSC Chief Executive Officer. “Daily we are looking at our resources, staff, and how COVID-19 is affecting our community and hospital. Our employees remain focused on providing our patients with services right here at home.”

Be proactive

MHSC staff would like to encourage community members to help by being proactive as we move indoors during our fall and winter months.

“Our staff is committed to our community. We would like to ask our residents to help us help our families, friends, neighbors and co-workers and do their part,” said Kim White, Emergency Services Director and hospital’s incident commander. “We need your help now. Please don’t become a COVID-19 patient that wished they would have done more to protect themselves.”

COVID-19 has changed all of us and how we go about our day. Each day we are faced with new challenges. Nationwide, hospitals are facing nursing and clinical staff shortages, limited access to bed availability, and limited acceptance of patient transfers at regional centers for higher levels of care. Hospitals are fluctuating among conventional, contingency, and crisis standards of care, as outlined in Department of Health Guidelines. Hospitals continue to provide optimal care, but as friends and family living within the community, we can use your help.

Be proactive by:

  • Getting vaccinated or ask your physician about the vaccine. Talk to your doctor about the vaccine and get the right information. Learn which would be best for you. Call us at 307-352-8561 if you have questions. We are here to help.
  • Wear masks. Masks help stop the spread. This is about our community. It is our friends, family and neighbors.
  • Wash your hands. COVID-19 cases are rising, but so is the flu and common cold. In a pinch use hand sanitizer. Double down and use both.
  • Avoid crowds. Try to maintain 6’ distancing.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask. This is your health. We are here to help.

Weekly Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine: Everyone 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine during the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru offered from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday at the main hospital entrance in the same place the swabbing station operates. Call us at 307-352-8561 if you have questions.