Year: 2020

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Holiday Hours for COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing

Kettering Health Network’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations are adjusting their hours for Thanksgiving and the following weekend. The updated hours are listed below:  Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed  Friday, November 27: Noon-5 p.m.  Saturday, November 28: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Sunday, November 29: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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Pre-Procedural COVID Testing in Elective Procedural/Surgical Cases

With the increase in spread of COVID-19 cases in our community, we would like to remind surgeons and other proceduralists that when scheduling elective cases, allow at least 48 hours for the patient to undergo COVID-19 testing and have the test results prior to the date of the surgery/procedure. The primary goal is for all elective cases to have COVID-19 testing prior to the date of the surgery/procedure.  The only un-resulted cases that will be allowed to…

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Availability of Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19

The Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody for COVID-19 infection (bamlanivimab) is now available for Kettering Health Network patients who meet certain criteria. An infusion center has been created and will accept patients beginning Wednesday, November 25. An order set is available in EPIC which assists providers in determining eligibility. The drug is not indicated for the following groups of patients:  a. Hospitalized patients  b. Patients receiving supplemental…

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Staffing Support Surveys

We are continuing to monitor the impact COVID-19 has on our organization and the strain it places on our various departments and are looking for assistance in supporting departments that are in need. We are asking our team members to fill out the surveys linked below to help support their colleagues in a variety of positions around the network.  The first survey asks for information that will be used to match your…

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Goggles or Face Shields for Employees

Due to the increase in transmission of COVID-19 that is occurring in our communities, Kettering Health Network will offer each employee and provider reusable goggles or face shields to wear while working.   Recommended for all patient-facing employees: direct care employees, registration, volunteers, and screeners  Available for all non-patient-facing employees  Obtaining goggles/face shields for your departments Clinical areas: goggles/face shields will be stocked on your unit.  Registration and volunteers: obtain from your…

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Cardiac Treadmill Stress Testing with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Due to the marked increase in COVID-19 infections in our communities, all treadmill stress testing with myocardial perfusion imaging scheduled at a Kettering Health Network facility will be converted to pharmacologic testing with myocardial perfusion imaging unless specifically ordered by a cardiologist, effective Monday, November 23, 2020.  Treadmill testing without adjunct imaging (nuclear or echocardiographic) will not be performed unless specifically ordered by a cardiologist.   Rationale: Several studies have shown marked increase in difficulty for patients to…

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Appointments Required for COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing

As COVID-19 continues to spread through our communities, we are experiencing an increased demand for testing through our drive-thru locations. The demand is leading to long wait times, and sometimes traffic delays. To help improve this experience for both our patients and our staff at the testing sites, appointments will be required for all network…

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N95 Fit Testing Link

Many employees have reached out regarding issues with the link in the email regarding N95 fit testing. Each employee will receive a custom link to fill out the OSHA questionnaire. To access your link, please check your Kettering Health Network inbox for an email from Citran Occupational Health. Note: Testing will occur in stages across…

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