Mar. 28, 2020
We want to inform you that we have received confirmation that a patient at CV North has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The safety of our patients and healthcare personnel is our foremost priority. We are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within CV North, including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials and to ensure we are taking appropriate steps.
The patient was identified by facility healthcare personnel with symptoms associated with COVID19. Consistent with the health department and CDC guidelines, the patient was isolated in a private room, droplet precautions were implemented and the local health department was immediately contacted for further instruction. Roommates who were potentially exposed as well as the healthcare workers caring for the patient are being closely monitored.
Our clinical team continues to care for this patient who will remain quarantined, for the protection of other patients and staff. Enhanced monitoring of all patients is strictly enforced, including evaluation of temperature daily, to quickly identify and mitigate the spread of pathogens. At this time, no further person(s) including staff members have symptoms, or been confirmed with COVID 19. We will update you as the situation progresses.
Our facility personnel are trained in the proper use of PPE, hand washing, the use of alcohol based sanitizers and respiratory hygiene; and staff is strictly adhering to all recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, all staff and essential visitors are screened prior to entry, and non-essential visitors are strictly prohibited.
We want to ensure continued communication between loved ones and their families is as easy as possible. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. Our staff is ready to help you with your communication needs. You may also call our facility directly at (323) 734-9122. Please be patient as our healthcare personnel are taking care of your loved ones. Our nursing personnel will contact you immediately if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.
Since early identification of the COVID-19 virus reports, we have been actively collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and other governmental agencies to evaluate the daily events related to the prevention, spread and new developments of the COVID-19 virus.
Our qualified staff is devoted to continuing to provide the highest possible quality of compassionate nursing care and rehabilitative services to the individualized needs of your loved one(s) throughout these challenging times.
Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department. Our facility has a team of qualified medical professionals, under the leadership of our Medical Director, who are working in close partnership with state and local officials to spearhead the battle against COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.
Mary Jane Conti