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Changes in COVID Collection Swabs

Notification for all collectors of COVID PCR specimens:  Swabs may look different after Friday, July 1, 2022, due to vendor supply changes.  Swabs are dry.   Uninoculated swabs are stored at room temperature.  Source collection is still nasopharyngeal.  Test ordering does not change.  Testing method does not change.  Please see the two attached documents.  COVPCRSwab shows…

AAPI Heritage Month Week 4 Resources
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AAPI Heritage Month Week 4 Resources

Podcast – Model Majorities “A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers–former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.” Book– The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika…

Dr. David Ho
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Dr. David Ho

David Ho, MD, is a Taiwanese-American researcher, physician and virologist. He is one of the founders of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University. Early in the AIDS epidemic, Dr. Ho and his team were instrumental in developing AIDS treatments, and “transforming an automatic death sentence into…

Jen Shull
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Jen Shull

Jen Shull serves as executive vice president and chief nursing officer for Kettering Health. Her and her family joined Kettering Health in 2017, when she became chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for Kettering Health Hamilton. She became the system chief nursing officer in 2020. Before joining Kettering Health, Jen spent the…

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Conservation Guidelines for IV Contrast Use

Effective Friday, May 27 Kettering Health Radiology Phone Numbers Hamilton: PRI – (513) 867-2496 All other facilities: KNRI – (937) 395-8627 As we continue to monitor the IV contrast for imaging, we have implemented a few steps for preservation of supply as the nationwide shortage is becoming more severe with many healthcare facilities limiting various…

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Masking in Kettering Health Non-Healthcare Facilities

Due to the rise in community spread and all counties in our service area experiencing “high” or “substantial” transmission levels, Kettering Health now strongly encourages masking in all non-healthcare facilities, including administrative buildings such as the ASB, Woodman, and Prestige.   Thank you for your commitment to the health of our patients and each other, and…

County Masking Update
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County Masking Update

Several weeks ago, we implemented guidelines that allowed for no masking in our healthcare facilities in non-patient or non-guest-facing departments if the transmission level was yellow (moderate) or blue (low). Please note the status changes to the following counties: Auglaize County dropped from red to orange (substantial), Clark County rose to red (high), Darke County…

AAPI Heritage Month Week 3 Resources
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AAPI Heritage Month Week 3 Resources

Podcast – Self Evident: Asian America’s Stories “As people of all backgrounds reckon with complex legacies of race, power, culture, and identity and ask themselves, ‘where do I stand?’ Self Evident presents reported stories and radically open conversations from the everyday Asian Americans who have been confronting this question for generations. Our mission is to…

Dr. Kazue Togasaki
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Dr. Kazue Togasaki

Dr. Kazue Togasaki was one of the first Japanese-American women to become a doctor in the United States. Born in San Francisco in 1897, Dr. Togasaki faced extreme racism and sexism, but excelled in her studies, earning a degree in Zoology from Stanford. After struggling to find work in California, she attended medical school in…


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