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 Longleaf 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 Longleaf 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) was created by Clark Flatt to fight the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide.

Clark founded JFI after losing his 16-year-old son, Jason, to suicide in 1997. JFI is dedicated to the belief that awareness and education are the first steps in preventing youth suicide. To eradicate the epidemic of youth suicide, JFI has created a curriculum for students and a series of seminars for teachers, parents, and other adults. The purpose of these efforts is to empower young people, educators, and other caregivers to identify and provide assistance to youth who may be at risk for suicide.

In the state of Louisiana:

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

Longleaf Hospital is proud to be a JFI partner in the effort to end youth suicide. Parents, teachers, school personnel, students, and other interested parties who live and/or work in the Alexandria area can contact Longleaf Hospital to get additional information, access resources, and become trained in how to help young people who may be considering suicide. All JFI materials are provided free of charge through Longleaf Hospital.

To learn more about how Longleaf Hospital is working with JFI to end the silent epidemic of youth suicide, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. To learn more about Clark Flatt, Jason Flatt, and The Jason Foundation, Inc., please visit www.jasonfoundation.com.

Longleaf Hospital has really helped me and gave me a new chance at life. And I am so thankful for that.

– Anonymous Patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation