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COVID-19 Testing for Maternity Patients

Scheduled C-Sections and Scheduled Inductions Physician orders the Community COVID Pre-surgery Test either in Epic or on paper script. The order is SARS-COV-2 LAB98415. Starting Monday, July 13, the patient can self-schedule a COVID testing appointment online at the following locations. Remember: This needs to be completed three days prior to the date of the…

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COVID-19 Testing for Cardiac Procedures (Invasive or Procedures Requiring Anesthesia or Conscious Sedation)

Physician orders the Community COVID Pre-surgery Test either in Epic or on paper script. The order is SARS-COV-2 LAB98415. Cardiac patients can self-schedule a COVID testing appointment online at the following locations. Remember: This needs to be completed three days prior to the date of the procedure. Fort Hamilton Hospital patients can schedule at Fort…

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Testing for Inpatient Admissions and Observations

All newly admitted and observation patients will be tested for COVID-19.  We will be going live at the following facilities in this order:  Kettering/Sycamore: Monday, June 29 at 9 a.m. Soin: Tuesday, June 20 at 9 a.m. Grandview: Wednesday, July 1 at 9 a.m. Fort Hamilton: Thursday, July 2 at 9 a.m. Southview: Tuesday, July…

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New Elective Procedure Testing

Testing for ambulatory bronchoscopy and C-sections patients is now available at network collection sites. Please follow the process below. Physician/provider complete orders in EPIC. Paper scripts are acceptable.  Order info:  Community COVID Pre-Surgery Test Order SARS-COV-2 LAB98415 On-line self-scheduling is available for the patients. This online self-scheduling can be accessed at the Kettering Health Network website under COVID…

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Kroger Health to Offer Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Testing Site in Dayton

Kroger Health will offer drive-thru and walk-up testing at the Good Neighbor House in downtown Dayton. This site is made possible through logistical support from Kettering Health Network WHAT:            Kroger Health drive-thru testing site WHEN:           Wednesday, June 24 – Saturday, June 27                         8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WHERE:         Good Neighbor House                         627…

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Conference Room Usage Guidelines

Groups, both internal and external, should evaluate the need to come together in person vs. having a Teams meeting. Conference room spaces that include visitors should be evaluated based on the purpose of the meeting, attendees, risk of exposure, and PPE utilization required.  Large group gatherings are still discouraged. Masks are required to be worn…

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Network Operations Command Center Clarification

Questions have come up regarding the closing of the physical Incident Command Center that will occur today at 7 p.m. at the Network Operations Command Center (NOCC). The NOCC will continue operating 24/7 as usual. What is standing down is the Incident Command Center, which was set up as a temporary response to the pandemic.  Please…

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Incident Command Stand Down

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we are making real-time decisions on how best to serve our community, employees, and patients. While we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, those who have been serving as incident commanders have decided that we are now ready to take the next step in the…

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Importance of Continuing Safe Practices

Kettering Health Network policy during the COVID-19 pandemic specifies that all employees and providers must always wear a mask except while eating or drinking. We have received an increasing number of complaints from staff and visitors alike regarding violations of this policy. This applies to all areas within our facilities unless the employee/provider is in a fully…


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