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PeaceHealth Family Medicine Clinic will temporarily close - 04/01/20

The PeaceHealth Family Medicine Clinic at 505 NE 87th Avenue, Vancouver, will temporarily close starting today, April 1, 2020.

The clinic’s caregivers, physicians and supplies will be redirected temporarily to PeaceHealth Family Medicine Fisher’s Landing and PeaceHealth Union Station Clinic.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our communities for their patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times,” says Robyn Taylor, Clinic Manager for 87th, Fisher’s and Union Station Clinics.

PeaceHealth will update our communities when the clinic is scheduled to reopen. In the meantime, the following PeaceHealth primary care, walk-in and urgent care clinics remain open:

  • PeaceHealth Family Medicine -16811 SE McGillivray Blvd Suite 101 Vancouver, WA 98683; 360-735-8100
  • PeaceHealth Union Station Clinic (walk-in and same-day) - 315 NE 192nd Ave Building 3, Suite 310 Camas, WA 98607; 360-729-8200
  • PeaceHealth Family Medicine of Southwest Washington - 100 E. 33rd Street, Ste. 10 Vancouver, WA 98663; 360-514-7550
  • PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial - 3400 Main St Vancouver, WA 98663; 360-696-5223

Community members with questions about COVID-19 are encouraged to call the Washington State Department of Health, 800-525-0127, or go online to www.peacehealth.org/coronavirus

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. It has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

PeaceHealth Southwest accepting supply donations - 03/25/20

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has implemented a process to collect supplies from the community for use in treating patients with COVID-19. Needed supplies include:

  • Lab testing supplies (swabs, reagent, transport media)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE; masks, gowns, face shields)
  • Sanitization supplies

If you would like to donate any of these supplies, please send a description and your contact information to SSW-COVID19-SWSUPPLIES@PEACEHEALTH.ORG">RSSW-COVID19-SWSUPPLIES@PEACEHEALTH.ORG and you will be contacted.

Additionally, the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation has established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Online donations are being accepted to support local medical needs during this time at www.peacehealth.org/foundation/sw-washington/donate-now

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

PeaceHealth welcomes donations of medical protective equipment - 03/24/20

PeaceHealth St. John is asking for community assistance in helping stockpile necessary health care items that will be useful in patient care during the COVID-19 health crisis. The highest priority items are N-95 face masks, medical gloves, eye protection, and surgical gowns. The items should be in unopened containers, as the hospital cannot accept used goods. To arrange a donation please contact the PeaceHealth St. John Foundation at 360.414.7900 between 8am-5pm, and the supply procurement team will provide details for dropoff of the items. In addition, the Foundation has opened a COVID-19 support fund for people who wish to help financially. Donated supplies and funds may qualify as tax deductible donations. To donate online visit https://www.peacehealth.org/foundation/st-john/donate-now

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center located at 1615 Delaware St. in Longview, WA is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

PeaceHealth St. John to end hospital visitation - 03/19/20

PeaceHealth St. John will implement tighter visitor restrictions on Friday morning March 20 at 5:30 a.m. At this time there are no patients at PeaceHealth St. John who have tested postive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution PeaceHealth St. John is eliminating in-person visits to our hospitalized patients, including our cafeteria, waiting rooms, and meeting spaces. Until the COVID-19 health situation subsides, visitors will not be allowed within the Medical Center, with only these specific exemptions:

  • One (1) visitor for Labor and Delivery
  • One (1) visitor for Emergency Department
  • One (1) visitor for patients who are cognitively impaired
  • End-of-life patients

Visitors who meet these exceptions may still be prohibited if they show symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Additionally, visitors under the age of 16 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.

People arriving at PeaceHealth St. John's Delaware St. entrance will notice new barriers have been placed in front of the glass entry doors. Patients who are coming for PeaceHealth Medical Group clinic appointments should proceed to the 1st floor parking garage entrance where they will be checked in prior to entry. Clinic patients will be limited to one visitor per patient. Entrances for the Emergency Department and the west side of PeaceHealth St. John remain open.

PeaceHealth St. John is located at 1615 Delaware St. in Longview, WA. 

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

 

PeaceHealth St. John implements visitor restrictions - 03/17/20

PeaceHealth St. John is limiting in-person visits to our hospitalized patients while COVID-19 is a public health threat. Beginning March 18 anyone who is not accompanying a patient is not allowed to enter PeaceHealth St. John, including our cafeteria, waiting rooms, and meeting spaces. All patients will be allowed to designate one screened and approved visitor during their stay. The visitor must be at least 16 years of age and not displaying any symptoms of illness. The only exceptions to these limitations will be for our end-of-life patients and in Labor and Delivery.

PeaceHealth St. John encourages family members and friends to use alternative ways to interact with patients during this time, including phone calls or through electronic communication apps such as FaceTime or Skype.  

PeaceHealth St. John is located at 1615 Delaware St. in Longview, WA

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

Clark County Public Health confirms two deaths of patients with COVID-19 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - 03/17/20

On Tuesday, March 17, Clark County Public Health confirmed two deaths in Clark County of patients who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The patients were being treated in isolation at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.

PeaceHealth sends its deepest condolences to the patients’ families and friends.

We will continue to work closely with health authorities as we manage this public health crisis.

It is expected that there will be more cases in Clark County, and PeaceHealth continues to take additional measures to protect patients, caregivers and the community.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has suspended visitor access until COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health threat. Visitors are not allowed at PeaceHealth Southwest until further notice, with a few specific exceptions. More information is available at peacehealth.org/coronavirus.

PeaceHealth urges the community to follow guidance provided by the Washington State Department of Health in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 case confirmed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA - 03/15/20

On March 15, 2020 PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center received confirmation of a positive test result for a case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a patient who is being treated in isolation at PeaceHealth St. John.

This is the first confirmed case at a PeaceHealth St. John. All our caregivers and providers involved in this case followed recommended protocols to keep our patients, families and fellow caregivers safe.

PeaceHealth is prepared to meet the needs of our communities. We have already implemented a number of processes in all our hospitals and clinics to ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers, including screening protocols to identify patients who may be at risk for COVID-19 infection, and health department-recommended isolation processes and testing procedures. 

PeaceHealth is working closely with Public Health agencies. Anyone with questions about COVID-19 can find helpful information at peacehealth.org/coronavirus.

Visitor restrictions
We ask that visitors who are feeling ill or visitors under the age of 16 not visit our hospital, and we are limiting visitation in our high risk areas to a maximum of two visitors per patient.

What you should know about COVID-19:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms often include fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

Updated Visitor Restrictions at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - 03/13/20

In an effort to protect our patients, caregivers and community, and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is restricting visitor access until COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health threat.

Starting Saturday, March 14, visitors will not be allowed within the medical center until further notice, with a few specific exemptions. We are taking this measure out of an abundance of caution and with the benefit of learnings from our partners in the Seattle area.

Exceptions to the policy include one (1) support person to help a patient with mobility challenges or discharge instructions, one (1) designated support person for Emergency Department patients, two (2) parents of a minor patient, and two (2) support persons for end-of-life patients.

Additionally, access will be restricted to the following entrances:

  • Firstenburg Tower main entry, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place
  • 92nd Ave entrance
  • 5th Street entrance
  • Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place
  • Family Birth Center – all visitors will be screened and allowed on a case-by-case basis and must remain within the Family Birth Center

PeaceHealth medical centers and clinics are continuously monitoring the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We are working in close partnership with our respective county and state partners and adapting as information and protocols change. We appreciate our community’s cooperation during this time.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

PeaceHealth Urges Blood Donors to Give Monday - 03/12/20

PeaceHealth St. John encourages donors to attend either of two Bloodworks NW donation events this month at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center. Bloodworks NW provides all the blood products used at our Medical Center, and it is vital that donors continue to donate during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

"We recognizing that donors may have questions and concerns in light of the state of emergency declared in Washington State for COVID-19," said Bloodworks Medical Director of Blood Services Dr. Kirsten Alcorn. "Bloodworks Northwest reassures the community that it’s safe to donate blood, and donations are continuously needed. Our policies and procedures have been developed to assure compliance with FDA, CDC, and other applicable recommendations related to COVID-19. All of our processes have been developed to optimize the safety of the blood supply and donors."

Bloodworks NW supplies all of the blood used at PeaceHealth St. John, and each donation provides enough blood to save up to three lives. It is safe to donate blood every 56 days. The dates and locations of PeaceHealth St. John's March blood drives are:

Monday, March 16 2020 from 11:30am-5:30pm in Conference Rooms A/B
Friday March 27 2020 from 11:30am-5:30pm in Conference Rooms A/B
(each donation event closes temporarily from 2-3pm)

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is located at 1615 Delaware St. in Longview, WA. Please call 1-800-398-7888 to make an appointment or sign up online at www.bloodworksnw.org. Walk in donors are also welcome. Picture ID is required to donate. Before you donate, review the Bloodworks NW FAQ.

About Bloodworks NW:
Bloodworks NW is an independent non-profit organization serving more than 90 hospitals across the northwest – including all of PeaceHealth’s Medical Centers. Each year, Bloodworks NW helps more than 55,000 patients receive lifesaving transfusions. Bloodworks NW labs offer diverse testing services to support organ and tissue transplantation as well as patient care, and the Bloodworks NW research institute makes scientific breakthroughs to help people live longer and healthier lives.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

PeaceHealth St. John delays inflatable colon event - 03/10/20

With growing concerns regionally about the potential spread of the Covid-19 virus, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has made the decision to delay its inflatable walk-through colon event, which was scheduled for Wednesday March 11th at PeaceHealth St. John. The decision is based on best-practice methods for community infection prevention. At this time there are no confirmed Covid-19 cases at PeaceHealth St. John, or in Cowlitz County. The inflatable walk-through colon is a fun and educational hands-on way to help people understand the importance and effectiveness of getting screened for colorectal cancer. The event is expected to be rescheduled later in the year.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

 

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Giant walk-through colon at PeaceHealth St. John Wednesday (Photo) - 03/09/20

The Cancer Center care team at PeaceHealth St. John will inflate a giant walk-through colon in the Medical Center's main lobby Wednesday March 11 from 11 am – 1 pm.

The inflatable colon provides fun hands-on opportunity to see, touch, and better understand the colon, as it clearly shows polyp growth and warning signs of colon cancer - the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and one that is very preventable with regular screenings beginning at age 50. One of every three people who should get screened fail to do so. Come see for yourself what might be lurking inside you!

The giant walk-through colon experience is free of charge, and fun for all ages. PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is located at 1615 Delaware Street in Longview, WA

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region’s health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth System.

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COVID-19 case confirmed at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington - 03/06/20

Tonight, on March 6, the Clark County Public Health Department confirmed a case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a patient who is being treated in isolation at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

This is the first confirmed case at a PeaceHealth facility. All our caregivers and providers involved in this case followed recommended protocols to keep our patients, families and fellow caregivers safe.

PeaceHealth is prepared to meet the needs of our communities. We have already implemented a number of processes in all our hospitals and clinics to ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers, including screening protocols to identify patients who may be at risk for COVID-19 infection, and health department-recommended isolation processes and testing procedures. 

PeaceHealth is working closely with Clark County Public Health. Anyone with questions about COVID-19 should call their primary care provider or Clark County Public Health at 800-525-0127.

Additional information can also be found at peacehealth.org/coronavirus.

Visitor restrictions
We ask that visitors who are feeling ill or visitors under the age of 16 not visit our hospital at this time.

What you should know about COVID-19:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms often include fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.

    Additional information can also be found at peacehealth.org/coronavirus.