King's Daughters' Health wants to keep you update and informed with accurate information regarding the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).
What is the Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory illness. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that hasn't before been identified in humans, according the Indiana Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Novel Coronavirus is a respiratory illness.
COVID-19 Hotline: 812.801.8010
Available 7 days a week (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
What to do you if you have COVID-19 Symptoms/Questions
- 1. Call the COVID-19 Hotline 812.801.8010 - between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (7 days a week);
- 2. If you have questions before the Hotline opens or after it closes for the day - and symptoms are manageable - call the COVID-19 Hotline at the next available opportunity;
- 3. If symptoms worsen or you believe you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or report to the nearest emergency department. If heading to the KDH Emergency Department, please call 812.801.0800 (main switchboard) in advance to alert the Emergency Department team of your arrival. Team members will meet you outside the entrance to help protect themselves and others from possible exposure.
What to do you if you have been exposed to COVID-19
- Stay home and self-quarantine (isolate) for 14 days;
- Contact your personal care provider for additional follow-up recommendations;
- If symptoms develop, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 812.801.8010.
No visitors or guests will be allowed into the hospital or any KDH medical facility with two (2) exceptions:
1. One healthy adult parent or guardian may accompany (or visit) a pediatric (minor) patient;
2. One healthy adult visitor may accompany and/or visit a patient on the Mother-Baby Unit (both pre-delivery and postpartum);
These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
NO VISITORS will be allowed in the Emergency Room (Emergency Department) until further notice (updated 3/22/2020).
Closings / Postponements:
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Classes/Programs suspended - until further notice.
Walk-in appointments for Medical Imaging suspended - until further notice. This includes appointments for low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings. Please call to schedule an appointment in advance.
Events and Programs Canceled ... until further notice, KDH has canceled upcoming classes, programs and events scheduled to be held at the hospital and/or its Conference Center.
How can you protect yourself?
As with influenza (flu) and other viruses that cause respiratory illnesses:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (at least 70%) sanitizer;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Stay home when you are sick;
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash - then clean and sanitize your hands;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow local and regional advice related to gathering together.
Symptoms associated with Novel Coronavirus
If someone has recently traveled to a geographic region that has known cases of Novel Coronavirus or if someone has had close contact (exposure) to someone who has tested positive or is presumed positive, monitor for these symptoms:
- Fever (temperature should be taken twice a day);
- Shortness of breath;
- Additional early symptoms may include: chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and runny nose;
- Symptoms may range from mild to severe; some patients may have few if any symptoms. We are still learning about the virus.
When to call your physician or provider?
As with influenza (flu) or other similar infections, if your symptoms are mild, you may be able to rest and recover at home, limiting exposure to others. If your symptoms worsen or persist and you need to see your physician or provider, call ahead and alert the staff prior to your appointment about your symptoms and recent travel - or exposure to someone who has been traveling to a known area of concern.
Handwashing Video (CDC)
Healthcare Workforce Survey
Indiana State Department of Health in collaboration with the Bowen Center developed an Indiana Healthcare Workforce Survey. The goal of the healthcare workforce survey is to identify retired, part-time, and active license but not currently working health care providers who are willing to return to the workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was sent to all licensed healthcare professionals and is available on the ISDH website. Clinicians were asked which hospital(s) they prefer to work.
On April 3, 2020 hospitals received a list of clinicians who chose them as a preferred location. Hospitals are encouraged to reach out to the clinicians to engage how they can best be utilized.
A follow up email will be sent to all the clinicians who completed the survey to find out if they are now or previously were fully employed and would like to be removed from the list. We will additionally ask if they are willing to work in long term care facilities and alternative care sites such as a field hospital.