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Latest Hospital News

Evangelical Community Hospital is committed to the health and safety of our community. Any coronavirus (COVID-19) updates as it relates to Evangelical Community Hospital facilities will be posted here.

July 9, 2020

Update on Visitation Restrictions
At the request of a patient, pastors will be permitted to visit with a patient beginning Monday, July 13. The pastor will not take the place of the patient’s two designated visitors. However, when the pastor visits with the patient at least one of the patient’s two designated visitors must exit the facility. Pastors will be limited to visiting the requesting patient and are not permitted to round on other patients.

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted as visitors at this time.

Nursing Home admission liaisons have been and will continue to be permitted to visit patients to help facilitate moving patients, who are medically ready to leave the Hospital, into those facilities. At least one of the patient’s two designated visitors must exit the Hospital when the admission liaison is with the patient.    

Pain Medicine Offices Open
The Pain Medicine of Evangelical offices in West Branch Medical Center and Williamsport reopened to patients on Wednesday, July 8.
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Primary and Specialty Practice Patient Information

In an effort to keep patients and staff at Evangelical Community Hospital’s system of primary and specialty care practices safe, a number of infection control protocols are in place. 

All patients and visitors are required to wear masks when arriving for appointments. If you don’t have a mask, the practice will provide one. 

All patients and visitors are screened with a series of questions and for temperature. 

Screening questions include:

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  • Have you been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

Visitation is still limited in Evangelical outpatient clinics. Patients can be accompanied by one support person. That person may be asked to wait in their vehicle or designated area, if appropriate physical distancing cannot be achieved in the waiting or care area.

Telemedicine is an option for some patients in some offices. Please contact your 
physician’s office for more information.

For a variety of patient resources and up-to-date information, please check evanhospital.com/virus
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For nationwide and global Coronavirus updates please check the CDC website regularly:

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus updates:

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While COVID-19 is still in our community, Evangelical is among the safest places in healthcare today. We have instituted a number of enhanced infection control protocols to ensure you—as well as our providers and staff—are as safe as possible. You should feel confident in seeking your care with us.

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