Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Sonora Behavioral Health 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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

Sonora Behavioral Health Staff

Aaron Wilson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Aaron Wilson, MD, was named chief medical officer at Sonora Behavioral Health in 2019. Dr. Wilson focuses on quality of care, medical team relations, the patient experience, and growth at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital. He has extensive clinical experience in behavioral health and treatment program development and previously served as medical director of Archways Recovery Centers in Mesa and medical director of Valley Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital located in Phoenix.

With an extensive background in helping those who have experienced trauma, combined with his childhood in which he grew up with a father who served as an Army orthopedic trauma surgeon, he was well prepared when recruited to head up the Unit, created specifically to address the specific mental health needs of military service members and first responders. During his tenure, Dr. Wilson worked closely with active-duty personnel, veterans, retired military, police officers, firefighters, border patrol agents, Department of Corrections staff, and EMTs with a high acuity of mental illness.

Currently, he is an active member of the mental health community in Arizona, serving as president of the Arizona Psychiatric Society and as chairman of the Arizona Disaster Psychiatry Task Force. He is also a co-founder of the Arizona Inter-Professional Behavioral Health Collaborative. In his role as chief medical officer, he is eager to champion the quest for hope and change for those suffering from behavioral health issues, and is leading efforts to work with the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry and Center of Integrative Medicine in a collaboration to share knowledge and best practices to influence future behavioral health caregivers.

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