Coronavirus information for patients (4/1/20)

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To our patients and community,

Your support of our healthcare team and each other has been amazing. We truly appreciate the outpouring of support and love so many of you have shown to our nurses, doctors, front line-staff and to our community’s first responders. We are so grateful to all of you who have taken the shelter-at-home guidelines from our state’s public health leaders seriously. That sacrifice is making it possible to slow the spread of COVID-19 so that our hospitals can remain safe and available to you when you need us most.

We are equally inspired by the ways you help each other. Essential workers have continued to go to work to ensure that our community has access to food, shelter, safety and healthcare. Shoppers have carefully navigated aisles and lines to practice social distancing. Families have donated food, homemade supplies and additional resources to help the community stay safe and healthy. Your response to this challenge is what community is all about.

Caring for you

Your health is important to us. Below you’ll find some helpful tips for staying safe, healthy and connected in the coming weeks.

Tips for staying safe:

Tips for staying healthy:

  • Find creative ways to stay active. Sheltering at home doesn’t mean you have to stay seated. Take this opportunity to tend to your garden, join an online exercise program, or take a walk to a community park. Just be sure that when you exercise outdoors you stay six feet from others and avoid touching surfaces. Or learn how to transform everyday chores into workout sessions.
  • Ordering restaurant meals for delivery can be a great way to support local businesses, but also take advantage of time at home to hone your cooking skills. Check out our blog for some easy, healthy recipes.
  • Stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health. Try a mindfulness exercise to refocus your attention. Prayer, meditation, breathing exercises and yoga can all be great ways to calm the mind. You can also check out these five ways to spread hope, without spreading germs.

Tips for staying connected:

  • If there are others in your household, play a game, start a puzzle, cook together, or take turns reading a book out loud.
  • Write a letter to an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while.

Caring for our team

The Adventist Health team is ready and able to serve you.

Part of keeping our community safe and healthy is ensuring the wellbeing of our nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers. Adventist Health is committed to the physical, mental and spiritual health and safety of our team. Here are some of the things we are doing to take care of your community healthcare heroes:

How you can help

Many of you have asked how you can help support your local hospital and healthcare team as they face COVID-19. For those who are able, a donation to your local hospital foundation can help with projects like supporting caregivers in need and continuing critical community health and outreach programs. Click here for more informationabout how you can support your community hospital.


At Adventist Health we know how critical community is to the wellbeing of every individual. Together, our community will get through this challenge and become stronger than ever. Love, compassion and service can be the lasting memories of 2020. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected to one another. The people of Adventist Health are here to help.

For you,

Scott Reiner, RN

Chief Executive Officer

Adventist Health