WMMC Takes Proactive Measures to Respond to COVID-19

WMMC Takes Proactive Measures to Respond to COVID-19 

Warrensburg, MO (March 13, 2020) — Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) has determined that in the best interests of patients, WMMC will be postponing all non-essential events and taking other preventative measures to help prevent the spread of illnesses. Protocol will be updated daily based on recommendations from the CDC.

This is for the safety of all patients, staff and visitors. WMMC will be using this time to implement the best procedures to keep illness exposure minimal. Procedures will include limiting visitors, closing entrances, as well as monitoring staff and patients.

Hospital Door Hours:

Monday – Friday:

Main (West) Entrance, Open: 5:00am – 5:00pm

Outpatient Entrance, Open: 5:30am – 5:30pm

Medical Office Building Entrance, Open: 5:30am to 5:30pm (There will be NO public access to the main hospital)

Emergency Entrance: Open 24 hours/7 days a week

 

WMMC asks that the public limit their non-medical care visits to our medical center for the safety of our patients, staff and themselves. Additionally, patients and visitors will be asked questions related to health and travel status, and may be given a mask or not permitted to enter as appropriate.

WMMC has not received any patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time. To help prevent the spread of germs, please observe the following practices recommended by the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly
  • Stay home when you are sick

If you are showing symptoms and believe that you at risk for COVID-19, call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) statewide public hotline at 877-435-8411.

The CDC does not recommend people who are well to wear facemasks to prevent exposure to COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases. Masks should be worn by people who show signs of the disease, so they can prevent the spread of the disease to others.

To learn more about what WMMC is doing to be proactive about our community’s health, visit WMMC.com/COVID-19.

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About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient servics. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com