Western Missouri Medical Center announced Saturday night, March 28, that they are treating two patients for COVID-19.

“I can’t stress enough the importance of following social distancing guidelines,” says Darinda Dick, CEO. “Patients are experiencing the need for advanced care as results of COVID-19. It is more important now than ever to adopt the ‘shelter in place’ method and to not be in contact with anyone other than immediate family within your household to flatten the curve and reduce the strain on healthcare systems in our country.”

The Medical Center has restricted visitors for extra precautionary measures. To see the restrictions, please visit WMMC.com/COVID-19.

WMMC has implemented several processes in the past few weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Johnson County including practicing social distancing, screening entrances and employees for symptoms, reducing visitors, launching #TeamUp2CleanUp, employee education and virtual visits.

“As always, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our patients, our staff and providers, and our greater community,” said Darinda. “We have rigorous internal systems for infection prevention, and have expanded them greatly in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Every COVID-19 case underscores the need for all of us to stay vigilant in the face of the virus, while offering support and care to all those who need it in our community.