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Emergency Room Visits Still Down

Doctors and staff at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital want you to know that the Emergency Room is perfectly safe if you get sick–even with something other than Covid-19. Doctor Dawn Harris is the Emergency Department Medical Director and the hospital’s Director of Medicine. She says people are still refusing to come in during the pandemic, even with a major medical condition…

Listen to Dawn Harris 1

Harris says the E-R is one of the safest places to be because staff are all following strict medical guidelines to keep patients and themselves safe. She says everyone wears masks, but not all need to wear the personal protective equipment. She admits the place may not seem as personal as it used to….

Listen to Dawn Harris 2

Harris says Emergency Room visits are starting to trend upward a bit, but she says they still see far fewer patients than they should be.

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1 Comment

July 7, 2020

Ana M. Albert

I went to the ER on July 4th and spent the night in the hospital. My experience both in the ER and hospital were excellent. They are taking excellent precautions. If you need ER, I wouldn't hesitate to go.

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