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COVID-19

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.

For the latest and most accurate information on COVID-19 please go to cdc.gov.

How Stoughton Health is Keeping You Safe

You can safely seek medical care and protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19. Stoughton Health has extensive safety precautions and infection control measures in place at all our facilities to limit the risk of exposure and keep everyone safe. This includes:

  • Screening/testing of all patients prior to their scheduled procedures
  • Strict visitor policy to limit unnecessary traffic in our facilities
  • Entrance screening for all employees, patients and visitors to our facilities; hand sanitation is required
  • Adherence to all CDC guidelines and protocols regarding appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for providers and staff
  • Requiring all employees, patients and visitors to wear masks or other face coverings when they enter our facilities
  • Enhanced cleaning/disinfection processes in our hospital and clinics 
  • Plexiglass barriers at registration to ensure appropriate distancing
  • Realigned waiting room seating to ensure appropriate physical distancing
  • Discontinuation of public water fountains

Community COVID-19 Testing

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7 to 11 a.m.
Stoughton Health
Community Health & Wellness Center
3162 County Hwy B, Stoughton

Testing is by appointment only
• Scheduled in 15 minute increments
• Two drive up lanes will be open and individuals will stay in their cars.
• Multiple family members arriving in the same car will be accommodated.
• Results will be provided through Stoughton Health.

Testing is open to anyone in the community, whether they are symptomatic or not ages three and older. The cost per test is $20 and payable by credit card when registering.

Please call Stoughton Health at (608) 873-2293 to schedule your individual or family appointment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know

by Anna Robb, RN - Infection Prevention Nurse

Visitor Guidelines

For the most up to date visitor information please click on this link: Visitor Guidelines
(Updated:10/8/20)

Patient and Visitor Masks

Patients and visitors are encouraged to where their own masks when entering Stoughton Hospital. Anyone without a mask will be provided one. 
(Updated 5/12/20)

Update on Surgeries and Procedures

Stoughton Health is performing elective procedures and providing other care that had been delayed since mid-March, the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. The postponement of these procedures and non-urgent surgeries was taken with the health and safety of patients and staff in mind. That same patient focus is exactly why Stoughton Health is safely increasing the access to vital services and requiring patients to be tested for COVID-19 prior to surgery. 

(Updated 9/21/20) 

Oregon Urgent Care Clinic Reopens

Oregon Urgent Care Clinic at 990 Janesville Street in Oregon is reopening on Wednesday, May 20th. Clinic hours will be Monday through Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

New Hours Beginning Monday July 6th!

Monday through Friday 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Walk-ins accepted – if possible please call ahead at 608-835-5373 to schedule an appointment.  

As patients arrive they will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.  Patients are encouraged to wear their own masks, but for those patients who do not have masks, one will be provided.  Additional safety measures will be put in place: screenings, six foot distancing, signage, personal protection equipment and masking.

(Updated 7/2/20)

Outpatient Rehab Clinic 

Both the Stoughton and Oregon Rehab Clinics are scheduling patient appointments. 
(Updated 6/15/20)

Geriatric Psychiatry Program Update

We are planning on reopening the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit on Wednesday, July 8th. Please call (608) 873-2242 with referrals. 

In addition to the standard requirements for admission to the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, potential patients must also have a recent COVID-19 negative test, be asymptomatic, and have not had close contact with someone who has been COVID-19 positive in the last 14 days.  The negative test must be within 72 hours prior to admission and there must be no symptoms of: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills/shaking with chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

(Updated 6/15/20)

How You Can Help – PPE and Cloth Masks

Many talented and generous individuals have reached out to us regarding the sewing and donation of hand-made masks, as well as approved PPE items like procedure masks. Stoughton Health will be accepting these items. 

Please used the provided patter which have been vetted and approved by clinical staff and our infection control team.

COVID-19 Cotton Mask with Pocket Pattern
Procedure Mask Pattern

How You Can Help – Community Volunteer Needs 

McFarland
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 – katie.gletty-syoen@mcfarland.wi.us or Lori Andersen – (608) 838-7117.

Stoughton
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:

Meals on Wheels
Contact Cindy McGlynn – cmcglynn@ci.stoughton.wi.us

Food Pantry
Contact Mike Heger – hegerm@gmail.com

Oregon
Oregon Senior Center Meal Drop Off 
Click here to sign up

Valet Parking Suspended

Stoughton Hospital is temporarily suspending valet parking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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.

Thank you,
Dan DeGroot
President and CEO
Stoughton Health

 

COVID-19 Update from Stoughton Health