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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Clinic and Outpatient Services are Open

Clinton, Mo. – (March 16, 2020) – On Saturday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Henry County Health Center reported that a Henry County resident presumably has the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This patient was hospitalized at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) prior to being transferred to another facility.

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and under the direction of DHSS, all staff who had any contact with the patient are on self-quarantine for 14 days.

In addition, all other CDC protocols for infectious disease have been implemented and GVMH is working closely with the CDC, DHSS and Henry County Health Center to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, as are all hospitals across the country.

At GVMH, the clinics and outpatient services are open. Patients may keep their scheduled appointments, if they are not showing signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness. If they have signs or symptoms, GVMH recommends they contact their primary care provider by phone or through the myGVMH patient portal for guidance on care.

To take extra precaution, GVMH is limiting visitation. If someone is not seeking treatment or assisting someone that needs care, GVMH requests that they do not visit its facilities at this time.

“The safety of our patients, staff and communities is our top priority,” said Craig Thompson, chief executive officer at GVMH. “During this unprecedented time, you can be certain that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and are working diligently to maintain our standard of care and protect our families, friends and neighbors.”