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Saint Alphonsus joins effort to assure residents that hospitals are open and ready

Saint Alphonus Medical Center Ontario joined a coalition of hospitals across the state urging residents not to avoid health care needs because of fear of the COVID-19 virus. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario joined hospitals statewide recently to urge residents not to delay care because of COVID-19 virus fears.

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems – along with Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario – kicked off the “Your Care Continues” effort designed to inspire Oregonians to attend to their health needs.

The aim of the program is to allay concerns regarding COVID-19 and reassure the public that heath facilities have bolstered safety precautions for patients.

“There is no reason to put your health at risk in other ways in an attempt to avoid catching COVID,” said Heather Wall . . .