Due to the high
volume of patients being seen at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, we are using a
temporary reception tent to receive, evaluate and register patients in our
emergency department during this period of peak demand. If you need to head to
the Emergency Department (ED) for treatment, here’s what to expect:
Visit the Temporary Reception Tent
This tent is located immediately adjacent to the
emergency department. It’s where we are receiving, evaluating, and registering patients
during periods of peak demand. This is allowing us to utilize, if necessary,
part of the current ED waiting area for the treatment of patients with minor
conditions. These efforts are designed to help us see patients more quickly.
Be Prepared for Delays
If you have a non life-threatening condition you may not be seen as quickly as others. Patients arriving at the are
often not aware of the number of trauma and emergency patients that have
arrived by ambulance or helicopter and who are being treated for
life-threatening conditions. Providing life-saving care is our first priority, but
those with less acute conditions may experience delays.
Only One Visitor Per Patient
For your safety and the safety of other patients,
only one of your visitors will be allowed inside the tent at all times. Other
visitors are invited to wait in our Mineral King Wing lobby.
Make Use of Hand Sanitizer/Masks/Tissues
Throughout the hospital we have provided our visitors
and patients with hand sanitizer, masks and tissues. Please make use of these
items to prevent the spread of germs. Also remember to wash your hands
frequently and avoid touching your face, nose, or eyes.
More Staff Are on Duty During This Time
We have increased our physician, nurse, and staff
complements to ensure that patients in both the ED and Medical Center are
receiving the attention required to meet their medical and personal needs.
For more information on how to prepare for your upcoming ED visit, click HERE.