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COVID-19 hospital updates

Visitor restrictions

As of March 17, we has implemented a restricted visitation policy. Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health is no longer allowing visitors in our hospitals with the exception of a primary caregiver who needs training to prepare for a patient's safe and efficient discharge home. Our primary goal in restricting visitors is to safeguard our patient population from contracting COVID-19 and maintain the health of our hospital staff. During this time, phone and video calls are encouraged as alternative methods of communication with patients.

Business update

Our team is still here to proudly serve our patients during this time through our inpatient rehabilitation hospital. We know this is a stressful time, and we are ready to make sure our patients receive the best and safest care possible.

Support groups

In accordance with the CDC guidelines on events and gatherings, we will be postponing our upcoming support groups until further notice. 

For healthcare providers

If you are looking for information on making a referral, click here.

For patients and caregivers

Our patient and caregiver resources hub offers information on visitation restrictions, shares suggestions on how to stay connected and addresses other frequently asked questions.

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We are committed to keeping you safe

Safety is top priority at Encompass Health. We have experience and expertise in caring for patients with all types of infectious diseases and have been doing so on a daily basis, following infection control protocols consistent with CDC guidelines.

Our hospitals are a safe place to be and an important part of regaining your health.

See how we are elevating our existing infection control protocols

For referral sources

We know this is a stressful time, and we are ready to make sure our patients receive the best and safest care possible. If you are a healthcare provider looking for information on making a referral, we can help.

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COVID-19 information provided by the CDC

General precautions

Whether at home, in public venues or at work, each of us is exposed to a range of illnesses including colds and flu. If you’re feeling ill, stay home, and seek care if you have signs of serious illness such as:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention recommendations

  • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Tips on preventing the spread of infection

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer) with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your cough with your upper sleeve or elbow to keep germs from spreading.
  • Avoid sharing drinks, food, and/or cigarettes or vaping products.
  • If you share a room or apartment with someone who is sick, try to stay at least 6 feet away to prevent exposure through coughing.
  • Stay home if you’re sick and avoid contact with other people.

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