Your health is our top priority. That’s why we implemented new procedures like screening stations and visitor restrictions, all to keep you safe. When you’re ready, so are we.
What Is JRMC Doing To Keep You Safe?
Containing the spread of disease is one of the best ways we can keep our community safe. Because of this, we have updated our visitor’s policy. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
To reduce the spread, employees must wear masks at all times in areas where six-feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes hallways, break-rooms, Apple Basket Cafe and shared office spaces. JRMC supports the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. As such, patients, guests and vendors are asked to mask upon entry.
accommodated social distancing
JRMC teams have moved furniture throughout waiting areas. This will allow for safe social-distancing practices in the facility.
cleaning, sanitizing, etc.
In addition to JRMC’s standard cleaning schedule, JRMC is also fortunate to employ R.O.S.I.E., the Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robot. R.O.S.I.E. produces UV-C light for disinfection. JRMC uses this for patient rooms, surgery suites, bathrooms, cancer center, pharmacy and more. In the last month, we have also used R.O.S.I.E. to disinfect departments including the business office/accounting and medical records. Air exchanges in surgical and patient rooms are also completed by JRMC.
As per the governor’s ordinance to close bars and restaurants, the JRMC Apple Basket Café will only offer meals to-go.
reopened elective surgeries
JRMC postponed elective surgeries on March 23. Today, JRMC offers urgent, emergent and time-sensitive procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
My family member is in your facility. May I visit them?
For your safety and the safety of our patients, JRMC has restricted visitors.
The ONLY exceptions include:
- parents of patients under age 18
- adults with special needs
- immediate family during end-of-life care
- one care partner for general appointments, as well as labor and delivery
This is to protect you, your family and the other patients in the building. JRMC is taking these steps as a reasonable precaution. Thank you for understanding.
What do I do if I think I'm sick? Do I need to come in for the coronavirus test?
Anyone who is experiencing difficulty breathing or an extremely high temperature should seek immediate medical help. Otherwise, symptoms to look for are:
- respiratory distress
If you suspect you need a test, please call ahead. This will help prevent spreading the disease to others.
Why didn't I get tested?
Residents seeking a coronavirus test may or may not receive one, for a couple of reasons:
- We use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine who is eligible for the test.
- Medical teams will provide the test if a patient meets the criteria (travel, symptoms, exposure).
Testing someone who doesn’t need it is:
- not medically prudent
- wasteful of limited testing supplies
How many people has Stutsman County tested?
Stutsman County is on par with the rest of the state with regards to testing. Our providers use guidelines from the North Dakota Department of Health to determine who should be tested.