Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 San Juan Capestrano Hospital to keep our patients, 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at San Juan Capestrano Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • 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

Directora Ejecutiva del Hospital San Juan Capestrano se convierte en la nueva Presidenta de la Asociación de Hospitales de Puerto Rico

La Convención Anual 2016 de la Asociación de Hospitales de Puerto Rico (AHPR), culminó con la juramentación de la primera mujer que asume el cargo de presidenta de dicha organización en los últimos 31 años. La licenciada Marta Rivera Plaza, actual directora ejecutiva del sistema de salud mental San Juan Capestrano, asumió las riendas de la entidad que estuvo presidida hasta este momento por el Dr. Jaime Rivera Dueño.

“En estos tiempos donde tenemos la participación de la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal y un nuevo Gobierno próximamente, hay que tener las herramientas para defender los servicios de salud como servicio esencial”, dijo Rivera Plaza.

“Cualquier persona que asuma hoy día el liderato de una organización como esta, que es compleja y abarca a una industria tan grande como la salud y los hospitales, debe estar consciente de la crisis económica y los cambios a diario en tecnología para crear el trabajo en equipo que requiere defender la estabilidad de los servicios de salud en Puerto Rico. Tampoco debemos olvidarnos que nuestra Asociación ha venido luchando durante muchos años por la necesidad de eliminar la inequidad en los programas federales. En otras palabras, desde hoy comienza nuevamente la lucha para reducir la brecha entre lo que se le da a un estado y lo que se le otorga finalmente a Puerto Rico. Vamos a trabajar, vamos a luchar para que Puerto Rico logre la meta de trato igual en los programas de salud.”

En San Juan Capestrano nos sentimos muy contentos de compartir esta buena noticia con todos los profesionales de salud. ¡Deseamos a la Lcda. Rivera Plaza el mayor de los éxitos!

Even though I was scared to get help for my anxiety, deciding to go to San Juan Capestrano Hospital was the best decision I made for my health.

– Sofia H.