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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Beginning Friday, April 3rd, Dimmit Regional Hospital will implement the policy of “Outside Emergency Room Triage/Assessment” and possibly “Treatment”. Community residents needing Emergency Room services will drive up (follow signs) to the ambulance bay where a Registered Nurse will meet and assess you.

The nurse will ultimately direct you to where your medical attention and evaluation by the physician will take place. Some individuals will be able to be treated in the comfort of their vehicles and discharged. Other individuals will be directed to a tent set up outside the Emergency Room. And some, the more serious, will be directed inside the Emergency Department. Medical direction will be based on your chief complaint and assessment.

Once you drive up to Dimmit Regional Hospital you will encounter signs to direct the path you are to take. Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding. This action is to create additional levels of protection for staff, patients and the community overall and will mitigate the exposure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  


Friday, March 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 30th, 2020, Dimmit Regional Hospital will be temporarily changing outpatient service hours for the Laboratory and Radiology.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Outpatient services during the weekend will be temporarily suspended.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Effective tomorrow morning, March 21 at 7:00 AM, no visitors will be allowed. The only exception(s) will be one visitor for patients that are trauma, end of life, newborns, military deployments, and pediatrics.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 a.k.a. Coronavirus, please send your questions to askdrh@dimmitregional.com.

For those who were unable to watch the live stream of our town hall meeting (3/18/20), click the link below to watch the recording: *Link to recorded Town Hall Meeting


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

UPDATE RE: Visitors

As of today, the original post regarding visitors has been updated to reflect that only 1 person will be allowed to visit a patient. Children 10 and under will not be allowed to visit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The town hall meeting will be streaming live on our Facebook page tomorrow Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 1:15 PM. If you are unable to catch the live stream and have a question, you may post it via this link: *Click here to post your question

We kindly ask to please keep your question civil and clean. Questions will be answered during the question portion of the meeting.



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

With the increase of patients who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and those patients awaiting test results in the last 24 hours in neighboring counties, we have decided to cancel the town hall meeting this evening. We ask people to stay home. We will continue to post on Facebook and our website the best we can real time information.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

MEETING CANCELED

Dimmit Regional Hospital will be hosting a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 PM to be held in the parking lot of the Civic Center.

There will be three discussion points.

I. Bring the public up-to-date on the COVID-19
II. Dimmit Regional Hospital protocols for COVID-19
III. Open Discussion

MEETING CANCELED

Friday, March 13, 2020

Requirements upon entering the hospital

Here at Dimmit Regional Hospital we are taking measures to keep our patients and our community safe by following CDC Guidelines. We have limited our entry into our hospital so that our team is able to screen everyone for travel history, fever, or respiratory symptoms.

Changes to visiting hours

After 5 p.m. the only entrance to the hospital will be thru the Emergency Room Lobby. Also, our visiting hours have changed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are also, limiting visitors to 1 visitor per patient. Children 10 and under will not be allowed.

What to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms

We urge the community that if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath), call your health care provider or local health department and tell them about your travel and your symptoms, before seeking care. Before coming in to the Emergency Department please call ahead and inform them of your symptoms. These steps will help the healthcare provider's office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. Dimmit Regional Hospital continues to be open for all emergency and hospital services.

Healthcare Research Center

Dimmit Regional Hospital understands the desire family members and patients have to conduct online health research. Below you will find a research library to tens of thousands of health sources where you may read and examine health topics of interest to you. The program includes the Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, A research engine, and The FastNurse Personal Research Service as well as other interesting components.