Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Pacific Grove Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Pacific Grove Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Pacific Grove Staff

Evagelos Coskinas, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director

Pacific Grove Hospital is pleased and honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Evagelos Coskinas as Medical Director of Pacific Grove Hospital.  Dr. Coskinas brings a wealth of experience in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatric, having practiced and taught psychiatry for 26 years.

Dr. Coskinas earned both a Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Biophysics and a Doctor of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.  He completed an Internship and Residency at the University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine where he received the Best Resident Award and Commendation for Student Research from the Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Coskinas is licensed in General Psychiatry and also in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as in General Medicine by the American Board of Medical Examiners.

Prior to coming to Pacific Grove Hospital, Dr. Coskinas held Medical Director and Administrative positions in geriatric and psychiatric facilities in Riverside and Orange Counties, as well as in Greece, and serves as the Medical Director for CITrials in Riverside, Santa Ana, and Bellflower.

Dr. Coskinas is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California and has co-authored numerous publications, including a publication on The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Motor Impairment and Visual Adaptations in Parkinson’s Disease.  Dr. Coskinas presented at the World Psychiatric Association in 2006 on The Impact of Community Placement on the Level of Functioning of Chronic Psychiatric Patients.

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