Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mary Greeley has taken a number of steps in response to growing concerns about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Find all the latest information here.

Today's Status

December 2, 2020

Daily Covid Status Update

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care physician.

Visitor & Staff Screening

Mary Greeley Medical Center is screening visitors as they enter the hospital’s facilities starting Wednesday, March 18.

The screenings are intended to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

The screenings will be conducted by trained staff at all entrances to medical center.

Visitors will have their temperatures taken and will be asked to answer questions about their current health status.

Mary Greeley staff will also be screened as they enter the building.

Entrances Closed

Some entrances to the building will be temporarily closed or have reduced hours. The skywalk entrance from the parking ramp is closed. At present, the Emergency Department entrance will remain open 24 hours.

Donations

Mary Greeley COVID-19 Support Fund

Make a Donation

Food Donations (homemade food not accepted)

Accepted 6:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Call Dietary at 515-239-2173 to arrange delivery

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE such as gloves, masks, gowns and eye protection should be delivered to the Story County Public Health office at 1114 Duff Ave, Ames, IA, Monday-Friday between 8 am - 4:30 pm. These items will not be accepted at the medical center.

Handmade Masks

If you are interested in sewing or donating handmade masks, visit www.mgmc.org/foundation.

Deliveries accepted at the North Entrance only, located just south of McFarland Clinic’s east entrance
Only accepted Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Questions call: 515-239-2210

Other Donations or Questions

Call the Foundation at 515-239-2147
Office hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Valet Temporarily Closed

We have temporarily suspended valet parking. This decision was made to help ensure patient, visitor and staff safety during the COVID-19 crisis. People who come to the medical center will need to self-park in the parking ramp.

Classes & Events

A number of Mary Greeley classes and programs, have been cancelled or moved to a virtual format due to infection control concerns. Before you plan to attend any class or program at Mary Greeley, please ensure that it is still being offered. The best way to do this would be to email yourhealth.mgmc@mgmc.com.

Video Resources

Supplies

Supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, masks and gowns, are being closely monitored. Critical diagnostic and medical equipment is also being monitored. Shortages are expected and conservation measures that respect patient and staff safety have been put in place across the medical center. PLEASE NOTE: We have received inquiries about purchasing PPE from the medical center. All our supplies are intended for patient care. We do not sell PPE.

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) & Other Partners

Mary Greeley Medical Center provides Story County Public Health services and is working closely with IDPH on the response to the coronavirus. If we are investigating a potential COVID-19 case, we will work with IDPH to complete a thorough clinical assessment, determine whether lab specimens are to be collected, and the need for further monitoring or self-quarantine. We are also in contact, as needed, with officials from Ames, Story County, the local school district and Iowa State University.

Response Team

An emergency response team is meeting regularly to ensure proper planning is in place and respond to any new developments. Dr. Daniel Fulton, McFarland Clinic infectious disease specialist, is doing presentations on the virus for medical center and clinic staff.

Medical Center Staff

The health and safety of our staff is vital to the health and safety of our community. Staff are trained in prevention measures when treating patients who have potentially infectious conditions. We will also use special signage on patient rooms when investigating a potential or confirmed case of an infectious disease. This signage alerts all staff – nursing, dietary, environmental services – of prevention measures that should be taken before entering the room. Mary Greeley also actively promotes hand hygiene for hospital staff.

Questions

If you have any questions about COVID-19 or Mary Greeley’s preparations, please email them to yourhealth.mgmc@mgmc.com.