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Information for Patients & Visitors

YES, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED INSIDE FITZGIBBON HOSPITAL

   Click here to view our Updated Visitor Policy

PLEASE NOTE - VACCINE WALK-IN CLINICS NOW AVAILABLE!

With the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus hitting hard in low-vaccinated communities in Missouri, Fitzgibbon Hospital and affiliated clinics are working to remove barriers for people to receive their vaccine through upcoming walk-in clinics. Appointments and pre-registration will not be required, and those seeking the vaccine are encouraged to simply walk in during the specified times.

Health experts in affect communities report that the Delta variant of Covid is causing younger people to be sickened more quickly and with more severe symptoms than what was seen last year at what was considered the virus’ peak.

Fitzgibbon Hospital encourages individuals to seek out vaccination before the virus gains a stronghold in their community. Anyone aged 12 and over can receive their Covid-19 vaccine. However, minors must be accompanied by their guardian.

If you would like to pre-register and make an appointment, Click Here

Pre-registration is preferred via this form, however, if internet access is not avialable,
please call our vaccine pre-registration message line at (660)831-3783

Vaccine pre-registration now available.  As the state continues its plan to vaccinate all Missouri residents who would like to be vaccinated for Covid-19, Fitzgibbon Hospital has created an online pre-registration form to quicken the process and help plan the quantities needed.  Please visit our Pre-registration page to sign-up and our staff will call you when your phase is active.  To learn about when you might qualify for the Covid-19 vaccine, visit www.mostopscovid.com.

What do I do to show that I have had the vaccine if I lost my Covid-19 vaccine card?

DHSS is not offering replacement cards; however individuals can be directed to complete a request for official State of Missouri Immunization Records form, and DHSS can send them a copy of the immunization record on file in ShowMeVax, the statewide immunizations registry.  They can either fax or email the completed form to [email protected] or fax:573-526-0238.  Additionally, if you received your vaccination at a Fitzgibbon Hospital event or affiliated clinic, you can login to your FitzChart Patient Portal and your record is displayed there for printing.


COVID-19 TESTING - Please note:

We can only provide COVID-19 tests to individuals with a doctor’s order.  If you are experiencing symptoms, or have a qualified exposure to COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please speak with your primary care provider to see if a COVID-19 test is necessary.  Only individuals who have an order from their primary care provider will be tested.

COVID-19 testing hours are 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday.  We will not be providing COVID-19 testing over the weekend, however, our Emergency Department is open 24/7 to care for those experiencing a medical emergency.

Getting your test results

 

When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention IMMEDIATELY!

Emergency warning signs include*:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face

* This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

COVID-19 Data Dashboards

Saline County Health Department stat page <- click here

State of Missouri Vaccine Dashboard <- click here

Missouri Hospital Association Covid-19 Dashboard <- click here

Department of Health and Senior Services Dashboard <- click here


Know Your Source

Think you might have COVID-19? Take our online assessment

You were tested for COVID-19 at Fitzgibbon Hospital. What's next?
Usted ha sido probado para COVID-19. ¿Que sigue?

Fitzgibbon Hospital's COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Yes! We could use your homemade masks

Latest News Releases from Fitzgibbon Hospital

 

Fitzgibbon Hospital COVID-19 Stats
(updated 9/13/2021 7:45 a.m.) - Statistics represent actual tests conducted by Fitzgibbon Hospital and will be updated periodically.


Statistics on the following graphic represent actual tests conducted by Fitzgibbon Hospital and not unique patients tested.  An individual may be represented more than once in these results if they have been tested multiple times. All positive results are reported to the health department in resident's county of origin.


KNOW YOUR SOURCE

With all the information circulating about the "Coronavirus," correctly referred to as COVID-19, it is extremely important to check all information with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS).  Here are some reputable links to information about this latest virus as well as some general information to help you understand what this virus means for you.

Information continues to be collected and communicated about the COVID-19 virus. You are strongly encouraged to frequently check with the above websites for the fastest and most accurate sources for updates.


LATEST NEWS RELEASES FROM FITZGIBBON HOSPITAL

  • Delta Variant Prompts Walk-in Clinics - Published 7/19/2021
    • With the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus hitting hard in low-vaccinated communities in Missouri, Fitzgibbon Hospital and affiliated clinics are working to remove barriers for people to receive their vaccine through upcoming walk-in clinics.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital to offer Covid-19 Vaccination Walk-in Clinic - Published 7/16/2021
    • With the Delta variant of the coronavirus making Missouri a hotspot for Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, especially among those who are unvaccinated, Fitzgibbon Hospital will host a series of walk-in opportunities to receive the Pfizer vaccine beginning Friday, July 23. 
  • Local area sees uptick in new Coivd-19 cases while Missouri leads the nation - Published 7/1/2021
    • In most instances, we cheer when our state holds the top spot in a given category against other states, especially neighboring rivalries like Kansas or Arkansas.  But this week Missouri tops a list that does not reflect well on our state. As of June 29, Missouri led the nation in new Covid-19 cases.
  • Different Pandemic but Same Resolve to Do Her Part to Overcome - Published 3/19/2021
    • For polio survivor, Nettie Cherrington, receiving the Covid-19 vaccine was something that was very important to her. The Fayette native and retired administrative assistant from Central Methodist University (CMU) was among some 211 people who received the Moderna vaccine at an event held at the college by Fitzgibbon Family Health, Fitzgibbon Hospital, Howard County Health Department, Howard County Ambulance and CMU.
  • Progress at Fitzgibbon Hospital for 2020 was more than COVID - Published 3/11/2021
    • Since the last Progress edition published in 2020, several new staff members joined Fitzgibbon Hospital, at a time when the not-for-profit hospital was fully engaged in the fight against Covid-19. In addition to new staff, other employees received promotions to accommodate a change in leadership, as Angela Littrell, CPA, MBA, succeeded Darin Haug, D.O., as President and Chief Executive Officer in February, 2020. Dr. Haug resumed work in the Emergency Department and serves at Chief Medical Officer.
  • Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Fitzgibbon Affiliated Clinics - Published 3/10/2021
    • Fitzgibbon Hospital has successfully deployed COVID-19 rapid antigen testing stations to Grand River Medical Clinic in Brunswick, Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater, Fitzgibbon Family Health in Fayette and Marshall Family Practice in Marshall. Availability for this rapid test at each of these rural health clinics means residents can find out if they are positive or negative for the COVID-19 virus within hours rather than days.
  • Vaccine Data Dashboard Shows Progress in the Covid-19 Fight as Vaccine Availability Increases; Saline County ranks Seventh Highest in State of Missouri - Published 2/11/2021
    • One of the tools in the fight against Covid-19 is a newly re-vamped online dashboard available to the public showing which programs are working to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.
  • Pandemic could lead to a hidden adverse effect on long-term health - Published 2/4/2021
    • Chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer are all preventable and treatable if caught early, and the delay in diagnosis is leading to fewer positive outcomes.
  • 561 Vaccinated in two-day Community Collaboration Event - Published 2/2/2021
    • “I was very impressed with the way everything was organized. There were no problems at all. We were prepared to wait, so we got here a little early. And we’re out of here actually three minutes before we were supposed to be here for our appointment,” said Bill Wright, who along with his wife, Kathryn, were among those who received first doses of Covid-19.​
  • Vaccine Pre-registration available at Fitzgibbon Hospital - Published 1/20/2021
    • As the State of Missouri continues its implementation plan for Covid-19 vaccines, Fitzgibbon Hospital and its affiliated clinics are preparing by pre-registering individuals interested in receiving the vaccine.
  • New weapon against COVID-19 ready for patients at Fitzgibbon Hospital - Published 1/6/2021
    • Two different monoclonal antibody treatments - for mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms in adults - are in supply at Fitzgibbon Hospital.
  • Front-Line Healthcare Workers Vaccinated at Fitzgibbon and TLC - Published 12/29/2020
    • Collaboration between Fitzgibbon Hospital and the public health departments of Saline and Johnson counties resulted in the first doses of Covid-19 vaccine being administered Monday to front-line healthcare workers at the hospital in Marshall. Following hours of planning meetings and a flurry of preparation spearheaded by Fitzgibbon Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Angela Igo, MSN, R.N., in the hours leading up to the Christmas holiday, the team at Fitzgibbon Hospital successfully vaccinated its first 10 workers on Dec. 28.
  • Collaboration benefits patient care close to home - Published 11/20/2020
    • In fact, a neighborly act by a Kansas City metro hospital named in Harry S. Truman’s honor recently helped provide life-saving equipment for a patient at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. And medical experts at metro-area facilities agreed the medical management taking place at Fitzgibbon was spot-on.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital administers First Unit of Convalescent Plasma - Published  10/23/2020
    • Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall recently administered its first unit of convalescent plasma, which is an emerging therapy for treatment of patients with COVID-19. This marks the first time Fitzgibbon has used the investigational therapy. By all reports, the procedure went well.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital focused on Safety during Pandemic - Published 7/27/2020
    • Here are just a few of the measures implemented by Fitzgibbon Hospital to reassure community members while visiting for care.
  • COVID-19 Testing Changes Announced - Published 7/13/2020
    • Due to a shortage of testing supplies nationwide, we can only provide COVID-19 tests to individuals with a doctor’s order.
  • Attention Vendors - Published 7/2/2020
    • Fitzgibbon Hospital will be opening up to vendors by appointment only effective Monday, July 6th, 2020.
  • Fitzgibbon to end curbside testing - Published 6/11/2020
    • The makeshift tent outside the Emergency Department will be coming down, and all patients will be directed to a new testing station inside Fitzgibbon Hospital near Ambulatory Care.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital Implements Universal Masking - Published 5/13/2020
    • In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to staff and other patients, Fitzgibbon Hospital has implemented a universal masking policy that requires all individuals entering the hospital to wear a mask.
  • Fitzgibbon Hospital adopts best practices, innovative technologies and cutting-edge techniques from hospitals at the epicenter - Published 4/23/2020
    • Members of the organization’s leadership team studied best practices of world-class institutions on the front lines of the battle, like the Biocontainment Unit at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
  • The Living Center Staff performing double duty - Published 4/10/2020
    • Policies restricting non-essential personnel mean that services such as haircuts, hair styling and pedicures also have been stopped. Enter the multi-talented TLC staff members with backgrounds in cosmetology to help out by providing these personal care services.
  • Fitzgibbon launches new way to connect patients to caregivers amidst COVID-19 concerns - Published 4/8/2020
    • Video communications platforms like Skype, FaceTime and Zoom allow people to connect “virtually.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - the governmental agency which regulates much of how healthcare providers operate in this country – recognized the value of these communication platforms and loosened the rules around their use to provide telemedicine services
  • Think you might have COVID-19?  Click here to take our online assessment - Published 4/7/2020
    • A medical provider will follow up with you by the end of the next business day to discuss your options for care.
  • Heart meets Technology during COVID-19 Pandemic in Saline County - Published 4/3/2020
    • When giving hearts intersect with new technology, you get solutions to problems you may not have realized were possible. Jason Wasson, Josh Teague and Jeremy Lucas utilize 3D Printers to help healthcare staff.
  • First Positive Case of COVID-19 Virus for Saline County - Published 4/1/2020
    • Fitzgibbon Hospital has received results from its first two positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus for patients originating in Saline County. The results were returned this afternoon by its partner commercial laboratory and communicated to the Saline County Health Department. At the point of testing the patients were advised to self-quarantine at home and given educational materials from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Hand-sewn masks offer colorful pick-me-up in COVID-19 preparations - Published 3/27/2020
    • While hospitals across the country are reporting supply shortages, Fitzgibbon Hospital is thankful for the many individuals in the community who have showed their support to these front-line warriors by providing hand-sewn masks.
  • First Positive COVID-19 Test Conducted by Fitzgibbon Hospital - Published 3/25/2020
    • Fitzgibbon Hospital has received results from its first positive case of COVID-19 coronavirus for a patient originating in Lafayette County. The results were returned overnight by its partner commercial laboratory and communicated to the Lafayette County Health Department. 
  • Steps your hospital has taken for safety and care - Published 3/20/2020
    • As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, Fitzgibbon Hospital is working hard to make sure all patients, staff, vendors and guests are safe and well cared for. A cross-functional team has been meeting daily to ensure an organizational-wide approach to policies and procedures, with the needs of patients at the forefront.
  • Triage Tents placed at Entrances - Published 3/17/2020 (current with the exception of visitor policy which was updated 3/18/2020)
    • Several tents will be going up near the exterior entrances to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall to help facilitate screening of patients and visitors prior to entering the facility and to serve as temporary triage areas to evaluate patients who are referred for further testing including COVID-19 testing. These tents are NOT for on-demand testing but instead are being used to keep potential exposure of patients and healthcare staff to a minimum. Many hospitals across the country are implementing these temporary tents as they work to minimize risks for patients and employees alike.