Pleasant Valley Hospital is closely monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation to ensure the hospital is best positioned to meet head-on the very real impacts of this pandemic. Consistent with other leading healthcare organizations across the country and our region, Pleasant Valley Hospital has made policy changes to maximize the effort in mitigating the risks.
Coronavirus Testing Hotline – 304.674.2406
Hotline hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Effective Monday, July 13
Did you know that the CDC has updated the list of COVID-19 symptoms?
If you have any of the following symptoms, please call the Pleasant Valley Hospital Coronavirus Testing Hotline at 304.674.2406.
• Shortness of Breath
• Sore Throat
• Muscle Pain
• Runny Nose / Red Eyes
• Loss of Taste/Smell
• Skin Rash
If the Registered Nurses determine you have symptoms of a respiratory virus including COVID-19, you will be given an appointment to our drive-up testing site. Appointments will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walk-in appointments are not available.
Please bring photo identification and insurance card to your appointment. Those without insurance will still be tested. Self-pay pricing for COVID-19 testing is $100. Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. Someone will come to your window to test you.
If at any time after you have received a phone screening, you determine your symptoms have worsened, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.
The following policies are in place effective November 17, 2020 – 7:00pm:
- Pleasant Valley Hospital, as well as our provider offices, will restrict visitation to essential caregivers, parents or guardians of pediatrics patient’s, end of life or compassionate care.
- Inpatient Care considerations and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis and will receive approval from either the CEO or CNO.
- All inpatients may have only one (1) essential caregiver present at a time. Once that person leaves the building, they cannot return until the following day. Only two (2) people can be designated as essential caregivers. This is not interchangeable.
- Pediatric patients who are admitted will be allowed up to two (2) essential caregivers (parents or guardians) who may come into the building with the purpose of staying with the patient. If the parent or guardian is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
- All inpatient visitors (after having received approval) should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during their entire stay. Visitors should provide their own mask if possible. This is for end of life or compassionate care only.
- If the essential caregiver is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
- Positive Covid-19 patients will not be allowed visitation.
- Visitors will be screened at the front entrance using a brief series of questions and a temperature check .
- All visitors should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer upon entry and departure from the patient rooms and facility.
- Visitors must be over 18 years of age.
- These visitor guidelines apply to vendors and contractors needing to enter PVH facilities as well.
- All visitors must remain in their vehicles. Care considerations and exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis and will receive approval from Department Director or Nursing Supervisor.
- All essential caregivers should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during their entire stay. Essential caregivers should provide their own mask if possible. If you are unable to wear a mask during the duration of your visit, you will not be allowed to visit nor accompany the patient.
Surgical Service / Outpatient Procedures:
- All adult patients having an outpatient procedure or surgery will have a designated person wait in their vehicle during the procedure and will be contacted by staff throughout the procedure with updates as well as discharge.
Physician Offices and Clinics:
- All patients should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during the entire visit if condition allows. If the patient is required to have an essential caregiver, this person should be wearing a mask as well.
- Patients at physician offices and clinics may be asked to wait in their vehicles or outside the office until the appointment. Contact your provider’s office/clinic for information prior to your appointment.
- Family members of adult patients will not be allowed to accompany their loved ones into the office or exam room. If an essential caregiver is needed for assistance, only one person may accompany the patient.
- Pediatric patients will be allowed one (1) designated care giver only to accompany the patient. Childcare arrangements should be made for any siblings of the patient.
SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT
If you are a current patient or new patient and would like to schedule a teleHealth telephone appointment, simply contact a PVH provider to schedule your visit date and time. A medical professional will contact you at your scheduled visit time, complete a phone evaluation, and provide medical advice and treatment. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Primary Care Providers
Nisar Amin, MD, internal medicine: 304-675-4500
H. Edward Ayers, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics: 304-675-4500
Brandon DeWees, FNP-C, family medicine: 304-773-5179
Randall Hawkins, MD, internal medicine: 304-675-7700
Wesley Lieving, DO, internal medicine: 304-773-5179
Tess Simon, MD, internal medicine: 304-675-4500
Robert Tayengco, MD, internal medicine: 304-675-4500
Jessica Wilson, DO, family medicine: 304-675-4500
John Crompton, MD, orthopedic surgeon: 304-675-2781
Timothy Damron, MD, FACC, cardiologist: 304-675-1484
Ronn Grandia, MD, FACS, general surgeon: 304-675-1666
Kylie Scott, WHNP-BC, women’s health: 304-857-6503
Jonathan Sedeyn, DO, PhD, general surgeon: 304-675-1666
Mina Shenouda, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist: 304-675-1759
John Wade, MD, allergist and ENT: 304-675-1244
Temperature Check In for Authorized Visitors
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, upon entering Pleasant Valley Hospital facilities you will be checked for fever, shortness of breath, cough, and sore throat.
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory virus including a new cough, fever, or shortness of breath is asked to stay home. If you have any questions, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 304-674-2406.
Authorized visitors will be identified with a badge provided to them at the hospital’s main entrance and Wellness Center screening checkpoints. Additional visitors will not be permitted in the lobby areas.
Pleasant Valley Hospital is committed to going the extra mile to protect and serve the people of our region.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the country. Pleasant Valley Hospital is asking volunteers who can sew and would like to contribute to make masks. The mask PVH is recommending is made of 100% cotton, and the pattern can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgVs4cEcKpw
OTHER SUPPLY DONATIONS
With the number of COVID-19 patients rising daily in our nation, Pleasant Valley Hospital anticipates a need for items that are in short supply. The hospital is accepting donated supplies from local businesses that may have them to spare due to recent closures.
Pleasant Valley Hospital is accepting donations of:
- any new/unused masks
- cleaning supplies, such as surface disinfectants
- rubbing alcohol
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- exam gloves (nitro gloves)
- head cover
- shoe cover
- disposable coveralls/bunny suites
To donate masks and supplies, please email email@example.com or drop items off at the main entrance.
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