We’ve started to restore in-person patient visits in our hospital and clinics, while still taking the precautions necessary to keep our patients and staff safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To protect our patients from the flu and other common illnesses, Fairview Range enforces visitor restrictions year round. Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, we have taken additional steps to ensure the health of our patients, including the implementation of enhanced visitor restrictions at Fairview Range.
Here are our current visitor restriction policies as of June 24, 2020:
Dr. Joe Skaja, General Surgeon at Fairview Range, answers your most pressing questions.
We've recently added iPads to our Emergency Department and we're distributing them to local ambulances to provide critical visual communications between first responders and ED providers. This was made possible by a grant from the Blandin Foundation and Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. Fairview Range Emergency Department (ED) and Hibbing Fire Department (HFD) serve patients from all local clinics, including Fairview Range, Essentia, and St. Luke’s.
As a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19, we made the hard decision to stop unnecessary in-person patient visits earlier this year. Thankfully, St. Louis County and surrounding area numbers have been staying low.
Dr. Olsen of Fairview Range was recently interviewed by the Hibbing Daily Tribune. They have graciously allowed us to repurpose that discussion into an article for our healthcare community.
Dr. Kapella answers your frequently asked questions.
We realize there are a lot of questions swirling around about COVID-19. We asked Dr. Pete Olsen, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Fairview Range, to answer people’s most pressing questions and how our healthcare community is combatting the current pandemic.
Your Fairview Range team is doing everything we can to combat COVID-19. While it’s a priority, that doesn’t mean your other health concerns should suffer. We’re still here to keep you well. That’s why we’ve recently changed our care setup. To reduce traffic through our facilities and reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19, we now offer four ways you can connect with us without leaving home.