COVID-19

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DeSoto Memorial Hospital prides itself as being an integral part of our community.  In an effort to protect our patients, our physicians, our staff and volunteers we are instituting a few measures that may cause you some inconvenience but are designed for your safety and the safety of our community.  We are here to meet all of your medical needs, those patients coming to the hospital for services (emergency or elective) will be served to the best of our ability as DMH has for the last 60 years.

The safety of our patients, visitors, and our healthcare team members will always be our top priority.  As the COVID-19 continues to threaten our nation, we must make changes to continue to keep our facility safe.  Therefore, we are temporarily suspending visitors to DMH effective March 23rd at 8 a.m.

  • For patients receiving care in the ER one accompanying adult per patient.

  • Friends and family accompanying patients for outpatient services will be asked to remain outside the building.

While we're eliminating all visitors for admitted patients, we encourage other communications using your personal electronic devices.

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Please continue to check our website for further information.  We will update our website adding the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health as new information becomes available.  There have been confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in three adjoining Counties and we are asking for everyone’s help during this national crisis.  Over the course of the next few weeks it is imperative that everyone follow a few simple rules; wash your hands with soap and water, avoid shaking hands, stay six feet from others when speaking, if you have cough and flu like symptoms stay home and avoid contact with others, call your primary care physician if you have cough and flu like symptoms and call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-866-779-6121 if you are unsure of what to do.  If you do not have a primary care physician, call the Health Department at (863) 491-7580.  

Again, I apologize in advance for any inconvenience these proactive measures may cause but we are all in this together.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions concerning these measures please do not hesitate to call me at 863-494-8402.  DeSoto Memorial Hospital is here to serve you and rest assured, we are prepared to handle every situation that may arise.

Vince Sica, CEO