West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital will begin safely resuming services that will allow us to address the current and ongoing medical needs of our patients, effective today, Monday, May 4.
WCCH has designed an approach to safely provide essential medical services to our community while continuing to effectively care for those with COVID-19, starting with non-invasive and testing procedures.
“We want our community to make their health a priority. Some patients may be suffering from serious conditions and if the need for medical intervention is necessary, we want you to feel confident in knowing our hospital is safe and our team is here for you,” said Janie Fruge’, WCCH CEO.
We have protocols for social distancing in waiting areas with signage to allow for appropriate distance between others, staggering scheduled appointments, and when necessary, asking patients to wait in their vehicles for appointments.
All of our employees are still screened upon entry and our no visitor policy continues to remain in place for all of our facilities.
“The health and safety of our patients and employees is of highest importance. We have an adequate supply of PPE, we will continue to closely monitor our area and remain in constant communication with local and state health officials for appropriate guidance and support as necessary as well as continue to adjust and follow the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our employees and physicians are prepared and committed to serving the health care needs of our community,” said Fruge’.
Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our community, and we continue to have limited access with visitors inside hospital facilities. Entry points into our main campus are limited, the Stelly Lane Main Entrance is accessible 7 am - 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday, and the Emergency Department Entrance is accessible 24/7.
· Patient visitation will be approved only if essential for the care and well-being of the patient.
· Approved visitors should plan to stay in the facility as re-entry will be restricted.
· Entrances into the WCCH campus off of Cypress Street will be blocked and closed. Kent Dr. may be used to access parking areas.
· If an approved visitor has a temperature above 100.4 or screens at risk for COVID-19 they will not be allowed entry.
· The cafeteria is closed to the public but continues to provide service to employees, physicians and approved visitors.
· For patients visiting our clinics, lab draw station and diagnostic centers, if possible, please go alone to any appointments. Please do not bring children, family or friends unless you need assistance.