Adventist Health Tillamook coronavirus preparedness

At Adventist Health Tillamook, our highest priority is the care and safety of our patients and staff. We have highly trained infection prevention practitioners who closely follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the public health department. We are closely monitoring patient infection rates and implementing national best practices to prevent the spread of disease.

We are emphasizing fundamental infection prevention measures such as hand washing for associates and visitors, isolating infectious patients as appropriate and providing personal protective equipment (such as masks, gloves, gowns and eye protection) for associates and visitors if needed and available. We are collaborating daily with our local health department to ensure the community's safety.

OHA officials continue to recommend people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. Do not cough into your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched (such as door handles, tables, counters).
  • Read disinfectant labels and use a cleaner that indicates it kills the coronavirus.
  • Take care of your overall health. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating healthy foods, staying hydrated and exercising regularly all help your body stay resilient.

Consult CDC's travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the U.S.

What to do if you think you have contracted the coronavirus.

  • If you have come in contact with the coronavirus or you have questions, call your primary care provider or call the health department.
  • The emergency room and medical center are used to treat the most critically ill patients in the community. Best place to stay is in your home. If you think you need care as a result of the coronavirus, call the medical center or the medical office near you so that we can prepare an area for you that allows us to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Our patient care practices follow national standards, including those standards associated with the coronavirus. The public health department is involved in the disposition of plan for patients with COVID-19. You can be assured that we are following the Department of Health policies and procedures of the virus.

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