Holland Hospital COVID-19 Update

Holland Hospital Laboratory Offers COVID-19 Testing

Starting Mon, Dec 14, Holland Hospital Lab Services will offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic members of the community. Testing is by appointment only at the lab located at 854 Washington Ave, Suite 100. Patients must register and choose an appointment time using this online form. Results are expected within 48-72 hours by email or the Holland Hospital Patient Portal. The schedule opens Mon, Dec 7.


Visiting Hours Suspended

To protect our patients, staff and the community, all patient visitation is suspended, with these exceptions, until further notice:

  • Obstetric/Boven Birth Center patients are allowed one support person.
  • ICU patients are allowed one visitor. (Two visitors allowed during end-of-life circumstances.)
  • Special Care Nursery visits are limited to the birth parent and one ID-banded support person.
  • Patients under age 18 are allowed visits by both parents or a guardian.
  • Patients undergoing outpatient surgery or procedures are allowed one person with them.
PLEASE NOTE:
  • Exceptions apply only if the visitor screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visitors should remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe.

Outpatient Locations

Patients are asked to come alone to their appointments, when possible. Only the patient may enter our outpatient facilities, physician offices or treatment areas, unless:

  • Patient is a minor.
  • Patient requires special assistance to enter/exit the facility or interpret medical information.
  • Patient lacks capacity and requires the guidance of a Legal Guardian or Representative.

Other than these exceptions, guests should not attend appointments with the patient.


3/17/2020: Holland Hospital Following Appropriate Protocols

Published: 3/17/2020, 1:00 PM

Holland Hospital’s priority is to protect our patients, staff and community by minimizing the spread of COVID-19. We were prepared to care for Ottawa County’s first positive patient and all appropriate protocols were followed including protocols for staff caring for the patient. We are happy to report that the patient was discharged yesterday and will now be followed by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health.

Holland Hospital understands that this news can cause elevated levels of concern for our community, but we ask that the community remain calm. We are prepared and continue to work closely with the county, state and CDC to follow all protocols to mitigate the spread and protect the health of the community and our staff.

We have implemented strict visitor restrictions and screenings at all hospital entrances: ANY individuals (including employees) who come to the hospital or any offsite location will be screened for respiratory illness BEFORE entering the facility. Appropriate precautions will be taken for those needing treatment, and those that do not need treatment will not be permitted entry.

We are doing all we can to maintain essential health services and preserve medical supplies. Starting today, several outpatient services are being consolidated or suspended through April 4. As this is a very fluid situation, we ask that you visit hollandhospital.org/covid19 for the latest information on this.

We remain committed to providing care for the community and our staff and we extend our continued gratitude to our valuable health care workers who continue to report for work each day.

3/15/2020: Holland Hospital COVID-19 Update: First Positive Case

Published: 3/15/2020

NOTICE: Holland Hospital has notified Ottawa County Dept of Public Health of our first patient who has tested positive for COVID-19. We were prepared. We immediately implemented the recommended protocols for the patient and for staff who cared for this patient. We have notified our employees and medical staff.

We acknowledge that this news may cause elevated levels of concern for our community, but rest assured, our hospital remains prepared and continues to work with local, state and federal agencies to mitigate the spread and protect the health of the community.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) News & information

Holland Hospital continues to work closely with federal, state and local partners to prepare for potential coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases locally. Holland Hospital’s activated Emergency Preparedness process is in place, and we stand ready to care for potential coronavirus patients while also working to prevent the spread of infection and keep patients, visitors and staff safe.

What is COVID-19

In humans, coronaviruses can cause respiratory infections that range from the common cold to more severe diseases. Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is different from coronaviruses that cause the common cold. COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus caused by a new (novel) coronavirus not seen before in humans.

How does Holland Hospital prepare?

Holland Hospital already maintains Emergency Preparedness teams, protocols and policies ready to respond to a localized or community-wide infectious disease situation. We stay in contact with federal (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), state and local government agencies to stay firmly up-to-date on the latest information.

What can I do to help prevent the spread of infection?

Stay informed. If you are sick, stay home. Follow the advice of the CDC at coronavirus.gov, including proper and frequent handwashing and travel guidelines

COVID-19 Snapshot

Last updated: Sat, Dec 5, 2020

Current inpatients with
confirmed positive:
36

COVID-19 Testing

By appointment only

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    Message to the Community, March 2020

    A message to the community from Holland Hospital President & CEO Dale Sowders.

  • A Thank You Message to our Community

    A Thank You Message to our Community

    As we work together to meet the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Holland Hospital are humbled by the outpouring of community support. Today and every day––no matter what new obstacles we face––we are here for you.

  • A Message of Thanks and Hope From Kirk Cousins

    A Message of Thanks and Hope From Kirk Cousins

    When his wife asked what they’d do if their family faced COVID-19, Kirk Cousins had two words: Holland Hospital. He’s thankful to have local access to such selfless, highly skilled caregivers––people who are stepping up to the plate every hour of every day during this unprecedented and challenging time. Together, he ensures we’ll remain Holland Strong.

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    Heroes Wear Masks

    Holland Hospital proudly salutes our health care heroes who stand together— today and every day—to care for the community in the spirit of hope, compassion, respect and dignity.