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Restricted Points of Entry Into Mee Memorial Hospital

In our continued efforts to stay current with the always evolving local, state, and federal regulations we are further restricting entrance to Mee Memorial King City Campus starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.

PLEASE SEE OUR POINTS OF ENTRY PLAN BELOW:

HOSPITAL AND CLINIC TRAFFIC

  • All vehicles and pedestrians will be required to use the Canal Street entrance closest to the Emergency Department (attached picture below). This is the closest entrance to the 101 Highway Canal Street ramp.
  • The Canal Street entrance will have a guard stationed in our emergency services trailer.
  • All vehicles and pedestrians will be required to check in at the guard station who will confirm services and direct accordingly. 
  • Hospital traffic will be directed to the ED entrance, the front entrance will be closed.
  • Clinic traffic will be directed to either the Adult Medicine Clinic or King City Clinic.
  • Employees must have ID to access campus.
  • Employees will still be able to access the keypad-controlled side hospital entrance closest to King City Clinic.
  • ALL OTHER ENTRANCES WILL BE BLOCKED BY BARRICADES.

DIALYSIS AND PT TRAFFIC

  • All vehicles and pedestrians heading to the dialysis and Physical Therapy/Rehab Services building will be enter the entrance closest to the 7/11 (please see attached picture below). This entrance will be unmanned for the moment. 
  • ALL OTHER ENTRANCES WILL BE BLOCKED BY BARRICADES.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Measures at Mee Memorial Healthcare System

King City, CA, March 16, 2020 — Robert Valladares, MD Chief Medical Officer at Mee Memorial Healthcare System, today issued the following statement about Mee Memorial’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

In addition to following coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Mee Memorial Healthcare System has enacted strict protocols for patients presenting to our facilities with respiratory symptoms or a fever, as well as a restricted visitor policy.

For patients

  • If any respiratory symptoms or fever symptoms are present, patients are urged to call ahead before entering the facilities.
  • All patients that present to our facility will be screened upon registering. If there is concern for COVID-19 infection, patients will be given a surgical mask and be isolated in a separate room for evaluation by a healthcare professional.

For visitors

  • All visitors must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Only one visitor per patient per day is allowed in the hospital.
  • Patients and visitors may only enter through the hospital main entrance.
  • Emergency Department entrance is to be used for ED patients only.
  • Waiting room is for patients only.
  • No visitors are allowed in the following areas: Skilled Nursing Facility, Dialysis, or Rehab Services.
  • No visitors at any time with any respiratory symptoms including, cough, shortness of breath or a fever.

Potential visitors will be screened at hospital entrances and all visitors will sign in and out. As the health, safety, and security of our team and community remain our top priority, and in order to stay healthy, please ensure continuous and efficient hand washing occurs, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or in the crook of your elbow, stay home if ill, and clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The well-being of our healthcare providers and staff as well as our most vulnerable populations in the community remain our highest priority in this challenging but not insurmountable time. We will continue sharing more COVID-19 updates in the coming days via our Facebook (MeeMemorial) and Instagram (MeeMemorialHealthcare) accounts, as well as through the news media.

Advice for Members of the Public

We urge people to stay vigilant and take preventative actions as they would for any respiratory virus. There is no vaccine to prevent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. For a list of precautions that members of the public should be taking, we recommend the web page being maintained by the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov. The CDC is updating vital information on its website daily, in English and Spanish.

About Mee Memorial Healthcare System

Mee Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital and is the primary health care resource for residents of Southern Monterey County.

The 73-bed hospital is the core of the Mee Memorial Healthcare System, which also includes comprehensive medical clinics in King City and in Greenfield.

Improved Emergency Services Launch at Mee Memorial Hospital

King City, CA, Nov. 22, 2019 — King City’s Mee Memorial Hospital has launched improved emergency services in partnership with Vituity (www.vituity.com), a leading emergency services provider based in Emeryville, California.

The new partnership is in response to community survey results showing a desire for faster and higher quality emergency department care, with a better patient experience. The transformation of the emergency department with Vituity is a key part of Mee’s mission, vision, and strategic plan to provide the highest quality healthcare for South Monterey County.

Vituity is a multispecialty physician-owned and led partnership that specializes in providing acute care services with an emphasis on improving clinical quality, efficiency, and the patient experience. It was founded in 1975 by emergency care doctors in Northern California under the name California Emergency Physicians.

Vituity now serves more than 300 practice locations across the United States, including Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, French Hospital in San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande Hospital in Arroyo Grande. The group also manages three trauma centers and four of the largest emergency departments in metro Los Angeles and has the largest emergency care presence in Southern California.

As of Nov. 15, Vituity is providing emergency room services at Mee Memorial Hospital at 300 Canal St., King City.

About Mee Memorial Hospital

Mee Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital and is the primary health care resource for residents of Southern Monterey County.

The 73-bed hospital is the core of the Mee Memorial Medical System. Also included are comprehensive medical clinics in King City and in Greenfield.

About Vituity

“As a physician-led and -owned multispecialty partnership, Vituity has proactively driven positive change in the business and practice of healthcare for nearly 50 years. Our more than 3,500 doctors and clinicians provide a wide range of integrated acute care expertise. Serving over 6.4 million patients annually at more than 300 practice locations, our footprint continues to rapidly expand across the country as we partner with and support hospitals, health systems, clinics, payers, and employers. Vituity’s acute focus and compassionate care are the driving forces that have placed us at the heart of better care.”

“Our services span the entire acute care continuum, including emergency medicine, acute psychiatry, acute neurology, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, acute care surgery, telehealth, post-acute care, and outpatient medicine.”