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 Highland Ridge 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 Highland Ridge 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

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and preventing youth suicide, has been operating for the past 19 years.

When Clark Flatt, founder of JFI, lost his 16-year-old son, Jason, to youth suicide, he devoted his life to ending the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide. Since then, he continues to supply resources and priceless information to communities all over the country so that youth who are at-risk for suicide can be recognized and helped.

Highland Ridge Hospital, based out of Utah, is the local affiliate of JFI and is the center for all JFI resources and programming. Teachers, parents, social service workers, students, and other community members in Utah can go to Highland Ridge Hospital to obtain youth suicide awareness and prevention materials for free.

In Utah:

  • Suicide is the first 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 Utah Youth Risk Behavioral Survey reported:

  • Almost 1 out of 6 young people seriously considered suicide in the past twelve months
  • Almost 1 out of 10 young people attempted suicide in the past twelve months

Even though they are based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, JFI has reached numerous communities throughout the country. If you are interested in obtaining JFI information and/or services, contact Highland Ridge Hospital. To learn more about JFI and its mission to end youth suicide, please visit www.jasonfoundation.com.

I can't believe I found a place that could not only help me, but make me laugh. Highland took me in at my worst and made me feel my best. Thank you.

– Max G.