Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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

The Jason Foundation

We believe awareness and education are powerful tools to prevent suicide. For this reason, Acadia Montana partnered with The Jason Foundation, Inc. to educate communities about the silent epidemic of youth suicide.

About The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a nonprofit organization that was established by Clark Flatt following the tragic loss of his 16-year-old son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. While researching youth suicide after Jason’s death, Clark was shocked to discover how prevalent this problem is throughout the United States. Realizing that the nation was experiencing a “silent epidemic” that was claiming hundreds of young lives every year, Clark founded JFI with the belief that education and awareness are the keys to prevention. With school-based curriculums for students and professional development training modules for teachers, coaches, and others in similar roles, JFI works diligently to empower young people and the adults who work with them to recognize the warning signs of suicide and connect at-risk youth with the resources that can save their lives.

With partners and affiliates throughout the nation, JFI has made significant headway in the effort to end youth suicide. However, much work remains to be done.

Statistics: Suicide in California

For example, consider the following information from the state of California:

In California:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for college-age youth (18 – 22).

The California Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 7 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 11 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Pacific Grove & The Jason Foundation

Pacific Grove Hospital is proud to support the great work of The Jason Foundation, Inc., and to play a role in the important effort to end youth suicide. In the California area, we encourage students and adults to contact us in order to learn more about JFI, access resources, and get the training that will prepare you to identify and assist at-risk young people. There is no cost for any JFI materials provided by Pacific Grove Hospital.

To learn more about Pacific Grove Hospital and our partnership with JFI, please contact us at your convenience. For more about The Jason Foundation, Inc., please visit www.jasonfoundation.com.

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Everyone at Pacific Grove Hospital, from my assigned physician to the social workers were absolutely wonderful to work with. Groups were informative and useful- I learned and reinforced a lot of different coping skills.

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