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Trinity Homes Implements Flu-Related Restrictions
(MINOT, ND)— In response to the increase in flu activity in the region, Trinity Homes has implemented visitation restrictions effective immediately. The restrictions include:
  • All visits to residents of the long-term care facility are suspended unless absolutely necessary.
  • Children will not be permitted to visit during these restrictions.
Brenda Lokken, Director of Infection Control, says Trinity Homes is experiencing an outbreak of influenza as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for long-term care facilities. According to the CDC, an outbreak is at least two confirmed cases of influenza, plus other residents with symptoms.
“Due to the vulnerability of Trinity Homes residents to influenza, we’re asking people not to visit for their health and for the health and safety of our residents,” Lokken said. “Someone can ‘feel healthy’ and still expose their loved one to the virus. We hope that people will observe these restrictions until further notice.”
Group activities within Trinity Homes, including groups coming in from the outside, have been temporarily suspended. In addition, staff is stepping up care precautions to help control and prevent transmission of the illness.
Trinity Health also reminds people to practice hand and cough hygiene by doing the following:
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
  • Consider wearing a facemask to protect others if your cough/sneezing continues.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face and rubbing your eyes.
Lokken says with the amount of influenza circulating in the community, it is not too late to get a flu shot. The vaccine is available at any of Trinity’s three walk-in vaccination sites: Trinity Health South Ridge, 1500 24th Ave. SW; Health Center – Town & Country, 831 South Broadway; and Health Center – Medical Arts, 400 Burdick Expressway E.

HOSPITAL VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
(MINOT, ND)—Trinity Health officials are requesting the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of influenza in the region. As of January 12, 2018, Trinity has implemented visitation restrictions at both of its Minot hospital locations. According to the policy, the following restrictions are in effect until further notice:
  • Visitation is confined to immediate family members only.
  • Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit the hospital.
  • People experiencing flu-like symptoms or colds should not visit any patient.
The visitor restriction policy affects the main Trinity Hospital campus at 1 Burdick Expressway at Main, and Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s at 407 3rd Street Southeast.
“We appreciate the community’s cooperation as we impose these restrictions,” said Karen Zimmerman, Chief Nurse Officer. “We apologize for the inconvenience to family members and friends, but this measure is a necessary precaution to protect our patients and to help prevent the spread of the flu.”
Along with the restricted visitation, Trinity is providing masks at each hospital entrance and registration area for patients or others with flu-like symptoms who have a need to enter the hospital for care or for a purpose other than to visit patients.
Zimmerman says hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette are some of the best ways to avoid the flu:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer,
  • Avoid touching the face and eyes,
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze,
  • Consider wearing a facemask to protect others if your cough/sneezing continues, and
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
She also recommends people get the flu vaccine, which is available at any of Trinity’s three walk-in vaccination sites at Trinity Health South Ridge, 1500 24th Ave. SW; Health Center – Town & Country, 831 South Broadway; and Health Center – Medical Arts, 400 Burdick Expressway E.

General Visiting Hours

Trinity Hospital and Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s has flexible visiting hours based on patients’ needs. Children are welcome but must have adult supervision at all times, however, they may not be left in the care of an adult patient. Alterations in visitation may be necessary for certain patients. Please check at the nurse’s station when those situations occur.
Many of our patients are susceptible to infection. Please report to the nurses’ station before visiting if you have signs of flu, cold or have had exposure to tuberculosis, chicken pox or a recent oral polio vaccine.
Patients have a right to designate who is allowed to visit regardless of whether the visitor is a family member, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), or other type of visitor.

Special Care Areas Visiting Hours

Trinity Hospital Birth Center

Visiting hours are 2:30-4:30 p.m. & 7-8:30 p.m. Fathers, support people and siblings are welcome anytime.
Vist the nursery online by clicking BabyBytes

Trinity Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Immediate family members only for a specified amount of time.

Trinity Hospital– St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health

Visiting hours are daily 6:30-8:30 p.m. plus Saturday 3:00-5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Trinity Hospital– St. Joseph’s Addiction Services

Visiting hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

RehabCare

Daily 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Patients are in therapy until 3:30 p.m. most days.

Inpatient Behavioral Health

Monday – Friday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Trinity Addiction Services

Visitation upon approval.

Food, Gifts & Flowers

Patients often have diet restrictions ordered by their physician. Please check with nursing stations before delivering food gifts to patients. Patients in ICU are unable to receive flowers. Patients may receive flowers when transferred out of the unit. Balloons brought into Trinity Hospital, Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s and Trinity Homes must be made of mylar material. Latex balloons, which may cause allergic reactions among staff and patients, are prohibited. Our Gift Shop offers mylar balloons for sale.

Elevators, Restrooms, Waiting Areas

Trinity Hospital North Lobby elevators provide access to all patient floors and services. The South Lobby elevators provide access to all areas, except the first and third floors.
Public restrooms are adjacent to the south waiting areas on each patient floor. On the second floor they are north of the cafeteria and in the ICU waiting room. On the first floor they are west of the North Lobby elevators.
Waiting rooms throughout the hospital are located on each floor near the elevators and adjacent to the Intensive Care Unit, Radiology, and Admissions desk.
Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s west front lobby elevators and the north elevator provide access to most patient floors and services. Restrooms and waiting areas are near the elevators on all floors.

Gift Shop

The Trinity Hospital Gift Shop, sponsored by the Trinity Auxiliary, has gifts, sundries, cards, flowers, and hand-made items. It is located on the second floor near the north bank of elevators. Hours are: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. E-Greeting is a quick and convenient way to send a special "Thinking of You" message to someone during his or her stay at Trinity Hospitals. E-Greeting will be printed in a card format and delivered to the patient by one of our wonderful volunteers. Click here send an E-Greeting.

Accommodations

Area hotels, motels and bed and breakfast facilities offer special rates for visiting family members of patients. For more information click here for a list, or stop by the Trinity Hospital admitting desk (1st floor, North Lobby) or call 5135. For a limited number of eligible family members, the Trinity Guest House is located across from Trinity Hospital at 415 S. Main Street. A contribution of $30 per night is requested of those staying at the Guest House. For more information about the Guest House and eligibility criteria, call 701-857-2008 between the hours of 9 a.m.–5 p.m. After hours call 857-5000 and have the House Supervisor paged.

Pastoral Care and Social Services

A hospital chaplain is available 24 hours a day to provide emotional or spiritual support; dial “0” for assistance. Social services are available to all patients; contact a chaplain or a nurse for more information. Chapels: The chapels at Trinity Hospital and Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s are located on the second floor of each facility and are always available for use by patients and family.

Cafeteria

Trinity Hospital Cafeteria:

Located on the second floor, is open from 6:15 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Vending Machines: Snack items, are available 24 hours a day, located near the cafeteria entrance, as well as an ATM located in the adjacent hallway.

Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s Cafeteria:

Located on the first floor, is open from 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Vending Machines: Snack items are available 24 hours a day, located near the cafeteria entrance, as well as an ATM in the 2nd floor lobby.

Smoking Policy

As a healthcare organization, we have an obligation to provide a healthy environment for our patients, visitors and staff. Therefore, Trinity Health has established a tobacco-free policy affecting all of our buildings and grounds. Patients, visitors, employees, volunteers and medical staff are asked to refrain from using tobacco products on all Trinity-owned and leased property, including parking lots, green spaces, sidewalks and other outdoor areas.

Telephones

Telephones are provided in waiting areas and patient rooms.
Local Calls: Dial 9, then the number you are calling. Long Distance: Dial 0 and a Trinity operator will help you access a long distance operator. Calling cards are available in the Trinity Hospital Gift Shop for $5 or $10. Cell Phones: The use of cordless (cellular) phones is only allowed in public waiting areas (skywalks, waiting rooms, and main entrance lobbies) of Trinity Hospitals, and at a distance of at least 3 feet from any medical equipment in these public waiting areas.

Questions, Problems or Complaints

Trinity Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. We want to ensure that you receive courteous service at all times. If you have questions, problems or concerns about your hospital visit, please call the Nurse Manager or call Patient Relations at 857-2296 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. At all other times, call the operator (“0”) and ask to speak with the Nursing Supervisor.