The Manhattan Surgical Hospital wants to assure the communities we serve that we are taking a multifaceted approach to assure the safety of those entrusted in our care. We are working closely with local healthcare agencies and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
What is COVID-19:
COVID-19 is a virus that emerged from Wuhan, China in December 2019. Diagnosis can be difficult by physical exam because mild cases may appear similar to the flu or a bad cold. A laboratory test can confirm the diagnosis.
How is it spread:
It is spread from person to person through droplets in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
What are the symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Many individuals do not show symptoms or symptoms are mild enough that the individual may not suspect COVID-19.
How to protect yourself:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Maintain social distancing from other people (at least 6 feet).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
- Wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
What should you do if you think you have COVID-19:
- Call your primary care physician for guidance. Do not go directly to clinic or hospital.
What is the Manhattan Surgical Hospital doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
The Manhattan Surgical Hospital wants to assure the communities we serve that we are taking a multifaceted approach to assure the safety of those entrusted in our care.
Patients, visitors, and staff are screened daily for signs and symptoms and exposure to COVD-19 prior to or upon entry to facility.
Masks are not required when the community is not in HIGH COVID-19 community transmission rate unless one of the following exist:
- You are experiencing respiratory or COVID-19 symptoms
- You have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days
- You are immunocompromised or at high risk
We encourage social distancing, respiratory/cough etiquette, and good hand hygiene.
We have an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule throughout the facility.
Updated Visitor Guidelines for Manhattan Surgical Hospital:
- One (1) screened visitor per patient. If a patient/visitor exhibits symptoms, they will be asked to return to their car for further instruction.
- Two (2) screened visitors per minors under the age of 18, both must be a parent or legal guardian.
- All visitors must be 18 years and older.
- Patients and Visitors must wear a procedure mask unless in an inpatient room.
- Visitors do not have to be the same person throughout the stay.
- Visiting Hours 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Our medical teams reserve the right to limit visitation, as needed, at any time to ensure the safety of our patients and team members.
- Administration reserves the right to modify the policy, as needed, during this time.
We appreciate everyone working with us as we continually assess our community and facility situation and do what we feel is best to provide a safe environment for our patients, staff and medical providers.
Although you may not be able to be with your loved one in-person, it's important to stay in-touch. Fortunately, there are many cell phone apps available to keep you virtually present. Download and install one of these from the App Store for iPhone or the Play Store for Android.
We appreciate that our patients and their families are patient and flexible during this difficult time.
How to Protect Yourself and Others:
Help Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19:
Stop the Spread of Germs:
Read A letter from Manhattan physicians to the community here.