Stoughton Health is working with public health, healthcare systems and agency partners to monitor, plan and respond as needed to COVID-19 to keep our community safe and healthy.
Message from Stoughton Health’s President
As we are adjusting to a new reality in our lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, let me begin with THANK YOU. Thank you to our employees for being selfless and remaining resilient and focused. And thank you to our community for implementing and following strong preventative measures. By all of us working together we WILL be successful.
Since the first reports of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) were reported in China, Stoughton Health has been working diligently to help ensure that we are prepared. Our priority was and remains the health and well-being of our patients, visitors, volunteers, physicians and employees.
In addition to following our existing communicable disease outbreak protocols, we have implemented the precautionary measures listed below following guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), state and local health authorities, and the Stoughton Health Infection Prevention Team:
Consistent calls with Dane County EMS Liaison Medical Committee, Dane County Emergency Operations, South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition, Dane County Public Health Hospital Partners, Dane County Inter-hospital Members
Canceled all events, community education presentations and meetings
Established Incident Command Center to help ensure regular communication with hospital leadership, employees and outside agencies
Suspended all employee work related travel
Eliminated self-service in hospital café and moved to prepackaged foods
Restricted visitor access and initiated performing health screenings on anyone coming into the hospital
Postponed non-life threatening, non-urgent surgeries, and hospital procedures
Suspended valet parking and all volunteer activity to help reduce the spread of COVID-19
Coordinated with materials management to ensure a stock of needed supplies and equipment is available and being maintained
Moved Oregon Rehab out of the shared space with the urgent care clinic
Updated employees, public, volunteers, physicians and our community partners with preventative measures and continual updates
Locally, Stoughton Health is working with the Stoughton Area School District and the City of Stoughton to create a cohesive, consistent COVID-19 plan for the community. The leaders from these three entities are meeting frequently to ensure the community is taking a uniform approach to prevention and safety.
Stoughton Health is also working with local Emergency Management Services (EMS), skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, senior centers, police departments, clinics, businesses, local chambers of commerce and media to ensure a comprehensive, cohesive plan. As we continue to implement these protective measures, please know we are here for you and remain committed to providing safe, quality health care with exceptional personalized service.
President and CEO
For the latest and most accurate information on COVID-19 please go to cdc.gov.
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
How to Prepare for Coronavirus
Keeping Safe – Workplace, school and home guidance
Mental Health and Self Care Resources
Social Distancing Sign
Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Tips for Staying Safe
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know
COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions (Updated 3/23/20)
Stoughton Hospital cares about our patients, our care providers, and our community. As part of our commitment to keep our patients and visitors as safe as possible, we are currently not allowing any visitors.
If necessary, one person may accompany a patient in the emergency department or urgent care.
Exception: End-of-life situations
- There will be no limit to the number of visitors at the end-of-life patient’s bedside only if those visitors are without symptoms
How You Can Help – Community Volunteer Needs
McFarland Senior Outreach needs volunteers to assist with portioning and packaging meals out of their kitchen at the McFarland Municipal Center.
Contact Katie Gletty-Syoen – firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Andersen – (608) 838-7117.
The City of Stoughton is experiencing a volunteer shortage due to many volunteers being in high risk groups. Please contact the following if you are healthy and able to help:
Contact Holly Licht – email@example.com
Meals on Wheels
Contact Cindy McGlynn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Mike Heger – email@example.com
Oregon Rehab & Sports Medicine Clinic Update
Oregon Rehab & Sports Medicine shares space with our Urgent Care Clinic and to promote safety for all staff, patients and visitors, the Oregon Rehab and Sports Medicine Clinic will temporarily move to:
Stoughton Rehab and Sports Medicine Clinic
Located at the Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center
2300 US Highway 51-138, Stoughton
Please call (608) 873-2292 to make your appointment or for further questions.
Update on Surgeries and Procedures
In an effort to respond to COVID-19 and shorten the duration of the outbreak, Stoughton Health is postponing non-life threatening, non-urgent surgeries, and hospital procedures. Care teams are reaching out to affected patients. The health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is always our top priority. We believe that this step is in the best interest of ALL during this challenging period. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will reassess schedules on an ongoing basis.
Valet Parking Suspended
Stoughton Hospital is temporarily suspending valet parking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.