Thursday, July 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2020
Tim Elder, Marketing Coordinator
Knox Community Hospital to Reopen Medical Fitness Center on May 26
Following Governor Mike DeWine’s recent announcement regarding the reopening of gyms and fitness centers in Ohio, Knox Community Hospital will be reopening the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness Medical Fitness Center and therapy pool in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, May 26. “We understand how important access to our professional exercise physiologists, personalized fitness classes, and state-of-the-art equipment is to our members, and we are thrilled to be able to provide these vital health and wellness resources to our community once again,” said Jeffrey Scott, Director of Marketing and Development at Knox Community Hospital.
Under guidance provided by the Ohio Department of Health, the KCH Fitness Center has implemented a variety of responsible protocols to ensure the safety of those utilizing the facility. Appropriate social distancing will be enforced, and there will be limits on the number of individuals who will be able to be inside the facility at one time. Masks or face coverings will be required when entering the building and when interacting with others, but not during individual training on specific equipment. At this time, the pool will be limited to therapy only, and showers will be closed. Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy services remain open by appointment. Anyone feeling ill or who may be particularly vulnerable due to age or underlying medical conditions is encouraged to stay home. A detailed outline of all the safety measures put in place has been provided to fitness center members, and more information can be obtained by calling 740.393.9875.
Knox Community Hospital is a 99-bed, community-owned, not-for-profit hospital offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services across more than thirty areas of specialty including interventional cardiology, orthopedics, medical and radiation oncology, women’s health, and bariatric medicine among others. KCH is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and serves residents of Knox and surrounding counties with award-winning care and personalized customer service. Visit www.KCH.org.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
To enhance previously enacted measures taken to minimize the potential for the spread of COVID-19 during the course of healthcare interactions, Knox Community Hospital is initiating Universal Masking in all of its facilities, effective Monday, April 27.
All persons entering KCH facilities will be required to wear a mask upon entry. Cloth masks and personal face coverings are encouraged. Any individual who does not have a personal mask or face covering will be provided one upon entry. Exceptions include: children under the age of two, anyone who is having difficulty breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
This precautionary step is being taken specifically at this time as community restrictions for physical distancing and stay-at-home measures are being eased in Ohio. With the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health and Knox Public Health, we believe this additional measure will help protect our patients, community, and workforce as we continue to provide safe and effective healthcare during this pandemic.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
There will be very limited exceptions only for:
- End-of-life patients
- Certain patients who require specific types of assistance or support
- Parents or legal guardians will be permitted to visit patients under 18
- Maternity patients can have one support person for the duration of their hospital stay
restriction on members of the clergy and those with power of attorney.
Patients, visitors or support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicles, depending on the treatment area being utilized and patient volume
All Knox Community Hospital care sites will be impacted by this policy, to include:
- Knox Community Hospital
- Knox Medical Pavilion
- Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness
- KCH Urgent Care
- All Department of Primary and Specialty Care Physician Group offices
- Any KCH-run facility
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Please be aware that if you come to Knox Community Hospital for health care services for yourself, or as a support person for someone else, you may be asked by hospital staff to wait in your car during some portion of your visit. This is for your protection, to reduce potential exposure to yourself and others during this time. Please bring a cellphone with you if possible, so that staff may communicate with you when it is time for you to return to the building.
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