With the recent surge of immigrants, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Yuma County Public Health Services District remind the public that our medical community remains vigilant in identifying and managing any potential health risk.
Our ongoing joint efforts include preparedness training and education, monitoring of any potential risks and the education of health providers, ensuring we are always ready to respond to any public health concern.
We take any public health risk very seriously. Any confirmed risk will include public communication and education. That awareness and involvement are an important link in protecting the health and safety of our community.
“Our organizations are committed to helping the public be well informed with accurate information shared directly from the involved agencies,” said Machele Headington, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at YRMC. “We encourage the public to play an active part in helping to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.”
YRMC and Yuma County Public Health Services District work diligently in collaboration with our fellow public health and community officials to mitigate any public health risk efficiently and effectively.
"Our agencies share a strong disease surveillance network which allows us to identify, investigate and respond quickly to any emerging health issues,” said Diana Gomez, Director of Yuma County Public Health Services District. “We continue to evaluate and expand our network to ensure a prepared and coordinated response."
Every patient on admission to YRMC is screened and evaluated for any risk of communicable disease. Strict protective protocols remain in place to consistently ensure the safety of our patients, employees and community.
YRMC follows strict infection control policies and procedures for all patients in order to protect the health and safety of our employees and our community. YRMC’s clinical team is fully prepared to respond to any health emergency. All potential public health risks are immediately communicated to state and local public health officials.
YRMC, the Health Services District and our public health partners remain diligent in our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our community.