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Houlton Regional Hospital is prepared to keep Caregivers, Patients and the Community Safe DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As Caregivers at Houlton Regional Hospital continue to be prepared for COVID-19 treatment and screening, our steadfast commitment to safely caring for our Patients, our Staff, and our Medical Staff is our top priority. Houlton Regional Hospital has formed a specialized Pandemic (COVID-19) Response Team, consisting of Infection Control, Emergency Care, Hospital Leadership, Nursing Leadership, Medical Staff Leadership, Facilities, Safety and Security that has been working closely with the Maine CDC and is prepared for any potential case of COVID-19 presenting at the hospital. At present, we ask that each person coming to Houlton Regional Hospital please put on a protective mask prior to entering the hospital. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

At present, a limited national supply of laboratory materials inhibits Maine’s testing capacity. Therefore, Maine is now creating a prioritization system to test to individuals in high-risk categories.  Maine CDC Lab will prioritize testing  in to 2 tiers:

Tier 1:

  • Those who are hospitalized
  • Health care workers
  • First responders (e.g., EMS Police, Fire)
  • Patients living in congregate setting (e.g., LTCFs, group homes, assisted living facilities, jails, shelters)

Tier 2:

  • Patients older than 60 years
  • Patients with underlying medical conditions

Testing within these categories is likely to be prioritized further based on availability of laboratory materials.  Presently the emphasis will be on groups within Tier 1. 

PATIENT VISITATION AT THE HOSPITAL

At this time Houlton Regional Hospital is suspending visitor access.  No visitors can be allowed in the Emergency Department, or any Inpatient Unit.  Specific visitor exceptions MAY be made for visitors of Compassionate Care patients, OB patients or Pediatric patients – out of necessity we must even limit these patients to one visitor, if an exception is granted.  The Main Entrance to the Hospital will also have restricted hours – 6:00am to 6:00pm. 

 HOULTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL REMAINS OPEN FOR SERVICES . . .

At Houlton Regional Hospital we are working carefully and cautiously each day to ensure that our patients are receiving the care that they need.  We are in continuous contact with our Medical Staff to ensure that we continue to provide much-needed services that are being ordered by Medical Providers throughout our region.  While we understand and agree that Elective Procedures may not be warranted at this time, we do know that the determination of procedure-necessity rests with the Patient and their Medical Provider.  We will do our part in helping to “flatten the curve” related to the Coronavirus, while continuing to meet the clinical needs of our patients.  We have taken steps to temporarily discontinue certain clinical services such as Cardiac Rehab Phase 2 and 3, our Bone Builders program, Pulmonary Function Tests, and Esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedures (EGD’s).  Other clinical offerings are being evaluated constantly for appropriateness.  Rest assured that we will take appropriate steps to curtail other programs and services as the Coronavirus environment dictates. 

Check back for further developments.  We pledge to keep you informed as this current scenario continues to unfold.                                                                                                                         4-2-2020

**Until Further Notice **

Per the Governor’s Proclamation on 3/18/2020 – There will be no public meal service in the Cafeteria at HRH.  This includes frozen meals for take-out.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease and should consider postponing nonessential travel.

If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or if you have recently (within 14 days) been in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
  • Emergency warning signs include*:
    Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    New confusion or inability to arouse
    Bluish lips or face 
  • *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
    Please notify the ER before bringing in a patient with possible COVID-19 or alert EMS if they are contacted for transport.

 Information From The  National CDC

Information From the Maine CDC

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