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Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Thanks Agencies for Assistance

Clinton, Mo. – (July 9, 2019) – Today, a potentially infectious patient came to the emergency department at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH).

Through the utilization of routine screening, medical personnel quickly identified the potential risk and implemented Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

While treating the patient, the emergency department was on diversion to ambulance traffic. An alternate emergency site in the hospital was established to treat patients who sought care during this time.

After consultation with appropriate authorities, the patient was transferred to another facility. There is no risk to patients, staff or community members interacting with or seeking care at GVMH.

“The quick action of our staff helped a patient receive timely and appropriate care,” said Craig Thompson, chief executive officer. “I would like to thank the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and state and local law enforcement agencies for their assistance. GVMH’s highest priority is the health and wellness of our community and I’m proud of how our staff and providers responded.”