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Presbyterian Española Hospital continues to care for patients during COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Presbyterian Española Hospital is focused on providing safe care for all patients during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While New Mexicans maintain social distance and stay home to protect each other, it is important to remember that urgent and emergent care remains available.

“We are doing everything we can at this difficult time to protect our patients and staff,” said Dr. Jason Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “We would never want patients to avoid care they need because of concerns about COVID-19.”

Emergency care

Staff wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while transporting patients during emergencies. Once patients arrive at Presbyterian Española Hospital, either by ambulance or on their own, they are asked to wear masks. Appropriate isolation procedures are also in place to protect all patients.

Clinic visits

Presbyterian Medical Group has transitioned many specialty and primary care visits to telephone or video visits. These are easy to access and can be used for most non-emergent needs. In-person visits remain an option for medically necessary, non-elective care. CDC guidelines are followed for social distancing and masks, and patients are screened for COVID-19 as appropriate.

Questions?

If community members are experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911. For questions about an upcoming appointment, call the clinic directly. For questions about whether to seek medical care, call PresRN at 1-888-730-2300, 24-hours-day.

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