We’re announcing a change to our curbside services for COVID-19 swab collections. We are also expanding the services we are providing through this process.
Fairview Range is continuing to take steps to protect our patients and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, all patients, visitors, and staff entering Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, Fairview Mesaba Clinics in Hibbing, Nashwauk, or Mountain Iron, and Fairview Plaza, will undergo temperature screening, in addition to the current screening questions, each day for signs of possible COVID-19 infection.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its results for the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating in 2020. Each year, CMS evaluates more than 4,000 hospitals nationwide and assigns them one to five stars, with five being the highest possible rating. We are proud to announce that Fairview Range has achieved a five-star rating, placing us in the top 11 percent of hospitals in the country!
With uncertainty comes stress. As you navigate 2020 and the pandemic, you may feel new stresses, worries, and anxiety. While these are perfectly normal considering the circumstances, there are ways to deal with these feelings in a healthy way. Fairview Range’s counselor, James Hooker, answers your questions.
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.