Yoakum, TX (March 19, 2020) – Yoakum Community Hospital remains committed to providing the highest quality care while ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors at all times. Thank you for your trust in our hospital and our skilled professionals who are serving on the frontlines of COVID-19. Yoakum Community Hospital continues to follow CDC and local health department guidelines.
Dr. Blake Goodman, Medical Director of the Yoakum Community Hospital Emergency Room, reminds our community: “Please be mindful that avoidable visits may spread the virus further and hinder our ability to help those in the most need.”
According to Yoakum Community Hospital CEO Karen Barber, for the utmost safety of patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors, the hospital has suspended pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab and elective procedures.
In addition, visiting hours at Yoakum Community Hospital have been reduced to 7am-7pm and access to the hospital continues to be restricted for patients, visitors, employees, and clinical personnel alike. Access remains only through the Emergency Room and Professional Office Building doors, where visitors and staff are being screened upon entry.
“These measures are in place to protect our facility and our community,” Barber says. “Please know that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained, prepared and experienced in dealing with health crises as the focal point for emergency and specialty care for the community.”