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Safety is our number one priority

Hospital news | Sunday, July 5, 2020

On July 1, 2020, we began our 90th year of caring for you.

When Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened its doors on July 1, 1931, health care 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 newborns to end-of-life and 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. High-touch 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.

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