As the number of COVID-19 infections continues increasing, Hereford Regional Medical Center remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of its patients, staff and visitors as well as the community at large.
Current data on the number of COVID-19 tests and confirmed positive cases for Deaf Smith County is available from the Texas Department of State Health Service’s website.
HRMC has taken the following steps to stop the spread of the virus and continue ensuring the community’s access to health care:
- The ER and clinic remain open. If you need emergency medical care, come to the ER.
- The clinic is screening patients for infection and keeping sick and healthy patients separate as much as possible.
- Call the hospital or clinic BEFORE coming in if you are experiencing high fever or respiratory symptoms, such as dry cough.
- Patients are asked not to bring additional people with them to the hospital or clinic. Limited exceptions are made for pediatric patients and individuals needing help with daily activities.
- All community events scheduled to be held at HRMC are canceled.
- HRMC employees are not permitted to travel to in-state or out-of-state conferences and events without the express, advance permission of the HRMC CEO.
- HRMC hospital and clinic facilities, surfaces and equipment are disinfected using Germ Blast, an industry leader in healthcare disinfection. Germ Blast is effective at destroying 99.999% of infectious agents with surface protection lasting 90 days.
“The health and safety of our patients and community is HRMC’s top priority 365 days a year,” said Jeff Barnhart, CEO, Hereford Regional Medical Center. “We understand that the novelty and seriousness of COVID-19 are causing anxiety and uncertainty, and I want to reassure our community that we are doing everything we can to stop any further spread of the virus.”