For over 20 years, the primary mission of New Hope Unlimited has been to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of our patients. Now more than ever, during the global pandemic COVID-19, we stand by that mission. We recognize that our patients are fighting two battles right now: they’re fighting cancer, and they’re fighting to improve a suppressed immune system generally caused by cancer. That is why, in full cooperation with local and state officials, we have implemented a crisis management plan that minimizes the risk of infection for our patients and staff.
Until further notice, New Hope Unlimited will care for our patients by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:
- Patients and caregivers will be quarantined inside our treatment facility for the full 12-day duration of treatment.
- New Hope Unlimited will be working with a reduced number of staff members during this time to minimize the number of people inside the building.
- We cannot allow visitors inside the facility at this time.
- All staff members will be provided appropriate personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of both our patients and staff.
- At this time, we believe that it is morally and ethically imperative to delay the admission of any patient with a lung diagnosis or respiratory illness. These patients are at an exceptionally high risk for infection, and we want to be sure that you stay safe during this time.
- We are continually monitoring all patients and staff members for any symptoms. We ask that anyone that presents symptoms or has been exposed to someone with symptoms remains home for at least 14 days to keep everyone safe.
San Luis Rio Colorado, like so many other cities around the world, is currently enforcing a strict “Stay and Home” order to minimize the community spread of COVID-19. As a result, only essential businesses are open and our normal events have been cancelled until further notice. The Mayor’s office of SLRC and State Health Secretary have been diligently working to protect everyone in our community, both residents and essential visitors. Our medical team has been in contact with both offices to be sure that we are all working together to keep everyone as safe as possible.
This is a constantly evolving situation, and everyone at New Hope Unlimited is ready to quickly adapt to any new developments as they arise. Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation during this unusual time. Please continue to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We’ll see you soon!
Dr. Fredda Branyon
Founder, New Hope Unlimited