Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff, visitors will not be allowed in Abrazo Health hospitals Valley-wide starting 7 a.m. Friday, March 20, Abrazo announced in a March 19 news release.
Exceptions may be made for certain patient groups, such as patients in labor, end-of-life and certain exceptions for discharge support. These will be managed through each facility’s leadership team.
West Valley locations include Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, located in Arrowhead Orchards Medical Center, 18701 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale, and Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, in Goodyear.
Entrances to all Abrazo hospitals will also be limited. At each entry point, all entering the facility will be screened and have their temperature checked. This is an enhancement to measures already in place.
These measures will be in effect until Abrazo is advised by the CDC or local public health authorities that it is safe to return to normal visiting practices.
“We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe,” the news release states.
Abrazo Health is working closely with the local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in the area. Abrazo routinely treats infectious diseases in its hospitals and has strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients.