Estes Park Health Response & Planning for the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY AT HOME AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING: We recognize that staying home and being away from family and friends is very difficult. Your continued effort to social (physical) distance will be the difference in how Estes Park Health is able to manage the COVID-19 health crisis. By you staying home, we can stay at work and help…

Estes Park Health Community Paramedics Program Receives Certification

April 7, 2020

Estes Park Health is proud to announce that we recently added a beneficial healthcare service for the Estes Valley community. Many people have been hard at work to pull together our new Community Paramedics Program (CPP). Our CPP is the seventh program in the state to receive the CIHCS (Community Integrated Health Care System) Agency certification. The service will be…

DIY Mask Guidance from the CDC

April 7, 2020

Stay Home. Wear a Mask. Social Distance. “The benefit in wearing the face mask, for the general public, is that hopefully now a sneeze or sniffle or whatever it is, doesn’t end up on their hands where they’re now going to touch a grocery cart, or a doorknob, or an elevator button,” said Erica Williams, Infection Prevention Director at Estes…

The Importance of Advanced Directives

March 31, 2020

By Dr. Nicholaus Mize, Estes Park Health Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Provider What are Advance Directives? They are written instructions to medical caregivers that define what forms and levels of care a patient wants for their body, when the patient is unable to make the decisions verbally due to their underlying illness. They aid all involved to help determine…

The Larimer County Public Health Director has extended the Stay-At-Home order through April 26, 2020.

March 25, 2020

­­ Contact: Katie O’Donnell, 970-646-1756,   kodonnell@larimer.org               Date: April 8, 2020  Larimer County Public Health Director Extends Stay-at-Home Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19Larimer, CO — The Larimer County Public Health Director has extended the Stay-At-Home order through April 26, 2020. Many people are following the social distancing recommendations and this effort needs to continue. More than half of the Larimer…

Estes Park Health Shifts Resources to Accommodate Potential Patient Needs

March 23, 2020

Last week, Estes Park Health started looking at each service line to determine which support services are essential to safely care for our patients needing services. Decisions were made on what support services could be cancelled and/or moved to a later date. We are aware that this has caused some concerns in the community that Estes Park Health is closing….

Estes Park Health’s Proactive Management of the COVID-19 Epidemic in our Community

March 19, 2020

With an abundance of caution, Estes Park Health has been working since the announcement of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, to set up policies and procedures to keep our community and our Estes Park Health staff safe. We did not wait for a positive case to set up a Clinical Operations Team. This team, in collaboration with the Medical Staff, the…

Recommendations for At-Risk Community Members

March 17, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommendations for Persons at Higher Risk Get ready for COVID-19 now Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions…

March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Definitions of COVID Screening & Testing Terms In an effort to help our residents and visitors be aware of the status of the COVID-19 virus in the Estes Valley, we want you to know that there are still, as of the writing of this article, no positive or positive cases of COVID-19 in the Estes Valley. We continue to constantly…

Cornavirus (COVID-19) reaches Colorado

March 6, 2020

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news channels across the country and the world, Estes Park Health (EPH) continues to take an aggressive and proactive approach to not only prepare for the potential of the presence the virus in Colorado, but in our Estes Valley. Estes Park Health is collaborating every day with the national Centers for Disease…