Marana Hospital reminds community ‘don’t delay care’Jul 21, 2020
Neighborhood hospital offers care for local residents needing medical attention
MARANA – The novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness that has come to dominate media coverage and affected our daily lives, has changed the way hospitals and caregivers approach how we care for our communities. As a neighborhood hospital, Carondelet Marana Hospital, located at 5620 W. Cortaro Farms Rd., focuses on convenience and efficiency.
“It’s important we let our community know that we are here and ready to care for those who need medical attention. Medical care and emergencies don’t stop from happening at any moment, even during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Carondelet Hospital Administrator Chris Tweedy.
Patients with abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, minor trauma, lacerations, bladder infections, dehydration, pneumonia and respiratory infections are typical of illnesses expected to be treated at Marana Hospital. Additionally, Marana Hospital is smaller in scale than a typical general hospital allowing for more immediate care and shorter ER wait times.
“We have made changes restricting visitor policies, but our hospital remains able to treat those needing care,” Tweedy said. “For the protection of our community, everyone entering the hospital is screened for fever, respiratory symptoms and travel history, and must wear a mask.”
The hospital is equipped with eight inpatient beds and offers 24-hour emergency care as well as the ability to perform surgical procedures with around-the-clock general surgery, hospitalist and emergency physician coverage. The hospital has a surgical suite, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and other services.
Marana Hospital works closely with county and state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential COVID-19 cases that may present at our hospital. We routinely treat infectious diseases at our hospital and we have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients.
Carondelet’s safety standards are built upon deep clinical expertise and ongoing management of COVID-19. They are a rigorous combination of infection prevention processes, training, testing, personal protective equipment and technology. COVID safety standards include the following components:
- Different care pathways with COVID and non-COVID patients
- Rigorous physician and staff protocols – daily screening, universal masking and access to PPE
- Heightened sanitization – enhanced cleaning of surfaces and plenty of hand sanitization stations
“No one should be delaying the care that they need, patients should feel reassured that our team is ready and safe to help them. We are here for our community, as we were before the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide compassionate and excellent care to all of those who need it,” Tweedy said.