Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit Reopens
Thank you for your ongoing support of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. We value your support and trust in us and want to keep you fully informed during the COVID-19 pandemic of any effects it may have on our activities and our ability to fulfill our mission to the community.
In early May, several of our staff members who worked at the Inpatient Unit at Penrose Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. At that time, the staff members affected were placed in quarantine and we temporarily suspended the admission of new patients to the Inpatient Unit.
From the time we became aware of these positive COVID-19 cases, we have worked closely with the El Paso County Health Department and Penrose Hospital to adhere to all guidelines for addressing this situation including disinfecting the Inpatient Unit and monitoring affected staff.
We are pleased to report the Inpatient Unit is now accepting new patients again, effective May 27, 2020.
We have always prioritized the health, safety and wellness of our patients, their families, our committed employees and volunteers, and our health care partners. That was our highest priority while working with public health staff to safely re-open the Inpatient Unit.
Please know that at no time did the staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 work in any other hospice setting such as an individual home or senior care facility. These staff members only provided care at the Inpatient Unit. We will continue providing all staff with appropriate personal protective equipment wherever they work.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission as the only nonprofit hospice provider in El Paso County. We value your partnership as we work through this challenging time together as a community.