Today, July 1, 2020, we began our 90th year of caring for you!
When Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened its doors on July 1, 1931, healthcare
in Ravalli County changed forever. We are here because of you. Thank you
for choosing us, we care for you and the health of our community. Our
commitment is to live by our mission of providing quality, accessible,
personalized care to patients of all ages, from
everything in between. This is our steadfast commitment today, tomorrow and into the future.
During these uncertain times, our number one priority continues to be maintaining
a safe environment for staff, patients, and their loved ones. Throughout
our facilities there are stringent clinical protocols. Hightouch areas
are cleaned frequently, including doorknobs, chairs, tables, and work
surfaces. After each patient, clinical areas, exam rooms and equipment
are cleaned. When entering our facilities, our patient access team is
there to greet you and take you through the screening process. They will
ask you a few questions, check your temperature, remind you to use the
hand sanitizer, and give you a mask if you do not have one. You will be
reminded to keep safe distances, find safety barriers in many locations,
and experience direct rooming. Patients exhibiting flu-like and or respiratory
symptoms seek care in our designated Viral Clinic. If you are a patient
with viral symptoms or diagnosed with
COVID-19 and require emergency care or surgery, we are prepared. All medical staff
wears the appropriate protective equipment. There is designated rooming,
and in the event of emergency surgery, we have a negative air pressure
room in our surgery center, for the protection of our staff and other
surgery patients. We perform
COVID-19 testing on all pre-surgery patients to ensure no one goes undiagnosed.
Safety is our number one priority. When patients diagnosed with
COVID-19 are hospitalized, they are cared for in designated locations by trained
providers. With over 600 community members working in our facility, extra
precautions are required to maintain a healthy team and safe facilities.
When the need arises, we have rapid testing and in-house Occupational
Health Department for staff testing, contact tracing, and ongoing communications
with Ravalli County Public Health.
We care about you and understand your concerns and reasons for delaying
care. Please remember, deferring necessary medical care can result in
the worsening of symptoms and a decline in your health. We are here for you. Our
medical providers and clinical team are wearing the appropriate protective equipment, following
necessary protocols, and taking extra safety precautions. We understand
patient concerns and the importance of access to care. We offer different
options depending on individual patient needs; you can access your providers through
Daly Connect, a video appointment, and have in-person care. Regardless of the type
of care you need, urgent, emergent, or scheduled appointments, we are
dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for you and your family members.
Should things change, we will make the necessary adjustments to keep our
commitment to you.
Best Regards and Stay Healthy,
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Family