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.
Mason County Healthcare Leaders Plan for Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
In accordance with West Virginia’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration, Mason County elected officials in conjunction with the Mason County Health Department, Mason County Office of Emergency Services, Pleasant Valley Hospital, Fruth Pharmacy, and state departments of health are working together in facilitating access to COVID-19 vaccine for Mason County citizens.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout will start in early February and will include those who are within phases currently approved for vaccination. The current vaccination phase includes anyone ages 65 and older.
As no vaccine events are scheduled at this time, Mason County residents meeting current vaccine requirements who want to be notified when vaccine appointments are available should visit www.vaccinate.wv.gov and fill out the online form or call 833-795-SHOT (833-795-7468) to be placed on the waitlist.
Mason County citizens who are already on the waitlist through the Mason County Health Department or the Mason County Office of Emergency Services are now integrated into this system and do not need to register again. When vaccine arrives, the Mason County Office of Emergency Services will contact those on the waitlist to schedule appointments.
While we can’t wait to administer the vaccine within Mason County, supplies are limited. We’ll continue to follow guidelines from our State Department of Health, which for West Virginia, determines and coordinates both the vaccination process and those individuals who are priority candidates for receiving the vaccine.
Coronavirus Testing Hotline – 304.674.2406
Hotline hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.
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 February 10, 2021 – 8:00am:
- Visitation will be between noon-6 pm and during discharge instructions. Patients may not switch visitors during the day.
- Compassionate care considerations may be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Exceptions to visitation hours may be made for essential caregivers.
- The visitor may only leave the patient room to go to the cafeteria OR to meet food delivery personnel in the lobby. Once a visitor exits the building, they will not be allowed to return until the following day.
- Pediatric patients who are admitted will be allowed up to (2) essential caregivers (parents or guardians) who may come into the building with the purpose of staying with the patient during their stay. If the parent or guardian is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to accompany patient.
- All inpatient visitors should arrive wearing a mask and continue to wear during their entire stay. Visitors should provide their own mask if possible.
- If the essential caregiver is unable to wear a mask they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
- No visitors will be permitted for patients in isolation for suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- 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 also apply to vendors and contractors needing to enter of PVH facilities.
- Emergency room patients may have (1) person accompany them into the facility/room who must remain in the room with the patient during their ER visit.
- All other visitors must remain in their vehicles.
- All visitors will wear a mask and continue to wear during the entire ER stay. Visitors should provide their own mask if possible.
- If the visitor is unable to wear a mask, they will not be allowed to 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 (1) designated care giver to accompany 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
Robert Belluso, DO, FAAFP, family medicine: 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
Mostafa Kurdi, MD, FCCP, pulmonologist & sleep medicine physician: 304-675-5010
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.
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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