Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus.
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Harbor Oaks Hospital to keep our patients/clients/guests, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Harbor Oaks Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Jason Foundation

We believe awareness and education are powerful tools to prevent suicide. For this reason, we partnered with The Jason Foundation, Inc. to educate communities about the silent epidemic of youth suicide.

Established by Clark Flatt after his son Jason committed suicide at age 16, The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is a non-profit effort to end youth suicide. JFI is devoted to bringing about awareness and education surrounding the prevention of this type of suicide. To erase this epidemic, JFI has developed a curriculum for students that include seminars for parents, teachers, and other adults. The goal of these efforts is to provide young people, educators, and other caregivers with power and education so help and assistance can be provided to those at risk for suicide.

In Michigan:

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high school age youth (12 – 18).
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college age youth (18 – 22).

The Michigan Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 6 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 11 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Harbor Oaks is pleased to be a JFI partner in the effort to eradicate youth suicide. Teachers, school personnel, parents, students, and other community members who reside in New Baltimore can contact Harbor Oaks to obtain more information and resources, as well as become trained in how to help young people from committing suicide. All materials offered through JFI are provided free of charge through Harbor Oaks.

To learn more about how Harbor Oaks has teamed up with JFI in an effort to end youth suicide, contact us as soon as possible. To obtain more information about Clark Flatt, Jason Flatt, and The Jason Foundation, Inc., please visit us at www.jasonfoundation.com.

At Harbor Oaks Hospital, client care and well being comes first and foremost always. The entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help. They made my experience the best it could be.

– Former Patient