Hospital Reopening Announcements
Our clinics are open, elective procedures are ready to be scheduled, and our emergency rooms continue to be a safe place to treat ALL emergencies. From serious conditions to aches and pains, your health care needs didn’t stop. We know this. And now it’s time to get you and your family the advanced medical care you need.
Trumbull Regional Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous five-point standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
- A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to care for you in a safe, controlled and professional way.
We’re here, and we’re ready to provide the care you need.
Trumbull Regional Medical Center continues to monitor the national and global situation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is prepared to support our community and safely care for any ill patient. Out of an abundance of caution, we have activated hospital preparedness protocols to:
- Prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19, within the facility.
- Maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees.
- Promptly identify and isolate patients with possible COVID-19 and inform the correct facility staff and public health authorities.
- Care for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 as part of routine operations and potentially care for a larger number of patients in case of an escalating outbreak.
Updated Visitor Restrictions In Effect During COVID-19 Pandemic
Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and employees.
As we continue to monitor the developing coronavirus situation, we are revising our visitation policy to protect our community against the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19. The following policy is now in place.
All Potential Visitors Must:
- Enter through the Main Lobby of the hospital and sign in.
- Screen negative for COVID symptoms or new risk factors by the Screening Questionnaire.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Wear their own cloth face covering or mask (facility will provide a mask if needed, though masks from home are preferred due to the need to conserve supplies).
- Hand sanitize upon entering and leaving the facility and any patient room.
- Maintain social distancing while in the facility.
- Remain in the patient’s room during the visit.
For patients who are without suspected or active COVID-19
- May have 1 visitor at a time.
- No visitor under the age of 18 years old (unless the visitor is a child of a patient).
- No more than 2 total designated visitors throughout the hospital stay.
- People waiting to visit a patient should wait outside, rather than in hospital waiting rooms, until the time of their visit.
- No time limit to visit.
- End-of-life patients.
- 1 visitor at a time. Other family members must remain outside the facility, and then can rotate in at the discretion of the health care team.
- No specific time limit to visit.
For patients having outpatient surgery who are without suspected or active COVID-19 – One escort (visitor) allowed.
For patients who are with suspected or active COVID-19 - No visitors are allowed, with the following exceptions:
- Pediatric patients (<18 years of age) may have 1 designated parent or legal guardian visit per day.
- Laboring patients may have up to one visitor, depending on current conditions at the facility.
- Post-partum patients may have one visitor.
- Patients with altered mental status who require a family member for support may have one visitor.
- Hospice or end-of life patients may have one visitor.
Some units or areas of the facility may either restrict all visitors or limit to only one visitor, depending upon the prevalence of Covid-19, quantities of supplies, and space considerations.
In some circumstances, visitors may be required to wear protective equipment provided by the facility.
Everyone on Steward properties should have a mask on, including patients and visitors. This new measure has been put in place for your protection, as well as the protection of patients and hospital staff. We ask for your understanding and appreciate your cooperation in our commitment to keeping our community safe.
All patients who enter the hospital through available access points will be screened immediately upon arrival. Points of entrance will be limited to:
- ER Entrance 24/7
- Main entrance 4:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
What to do if you're sick
Stay home except to get medical care
- Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
- Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
- Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.
Call Ahead before visiting your doctor
Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
Monitor your symptoms
- Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
- Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
Medical Supplies Donations
At Trumbull Regional Medical Center, we are humbled by the generosity of all who have inquired about donating medical supplies to support our staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our medical supply chain team has worked diligently to procure necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our health care workers who are on the front line. As COVID-19 continues to spread, and with the increased global shortage of supplies, Hillside is now gratefully accepting donations of needed supplies.
Donations must be in unopened, original packaging and in accordance with approved hospital standards.
Donations can be delivered:
- By Mail to: Trumbull Regional Medical Center (Attention to Materials Management)
1350 E. Market Street
Warren, OH 44482
- In person (with scheduled delivery)
Please do not drop off. To schedule a drop off time/location, contact Ronald Gore at 330-841-9740 or by emailing at [email protected].