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Vendors and Supply Partners Update

Kettering Health Network began opening services on May 4, 2020. Although we are starting to return our services to normal, we will not be returning to normal vendor access levels. Vendor access to any and all facilities will remain restricted to essential services only: Operating room and procedural areas (cath lab and angio lab) case…

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Hospital Week 2020 Shout Outs

Watch the Hospital Week shout out video above! Is there an employee, team, or department you want to recognize at the network? We’ll be taking shout out video submissions throughout the week and will be posting these videos for them to see! Here is how you can get involved: Send your shout out videos to…

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Mandatory Quarantine Extension through May 29

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis and as we enter a period of recovery, our priority remains the safety of our employees and our patients. The transition to reopening services is a critical time for our organization as we increase both the number of patients and employees who are entering our facilities. In coordination with the Governor’s…

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Safety First Cleaning and Patient Messaging

As we look forward to welcoming more patients into our facilities, Kettering Health Network is implementing Safety First enhanced cleaning for prevention and patient messaging. Attached are the following documents to help with unit/department cleaning and messaging to help with return demonstration and validating consistency. High touch cleaning schedule Safety First Cleaning and Patient Messaging…

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Masks for Behavioral Health Patients

In our ongoing efforts to protect our patients and staff, the following will be implemented for any behavioral health patients: Masks will be given to behavioral health patients for wearing in common areas. Paper bags will be utilized outside the patient room for storing the mask when patient returns to their room. Masks provided to…

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Change to COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is continually evolving at Kettering Health Network. We are now able to offer multiple types of tests; however we are currently limited on volume. The following tests will be utilized with the assigned patient population.  Abbott ID Now Rapid Test Beginning Wednesday, May 6 the Abbott ID Now Rapid test which takes 15…

RAPID Test (Nasal Swab) for Coronavirus Specimen Test
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RAPID Test (Nasal Swab) for Coronavirus Specimen Test

Kettering Health Network will add the Abbott ID NOW COVID Assay, or Epic order SARS-CoV-2 laboratory test, for limited patient populations to enhance patient and staff safety for urgent care needs for PUI (Suspected Covid), Medical ICU (Non-surgical ICU), and female patients in active labor (Patient in labor). Please NOTE: If patients do not meet…

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Nasopharyngeal Swab for Coronavirus Specimen Test

Kettering Health Network will use Roche PCR, or Epic order SARS-CoV-2 PCR Screening laboratory test, for limited patient populations to enhance patient and staff safety for retesting COVID-19-positive patients or transfer to SNF/LTAC/IPR/prisons/etc. The Epic order is called SARS-CoV-2 PCR Screening. The Epic order for the test will have a “hard stop” to require verification…

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Clarification of Student Dispensation for Clinicals

Students and clinical faculty will be permitted to attend clinical training activities at Kettering Health Network facilities, in a manner conforming with the travel requirements and other restrictions imposed by the Ohio Department of Health and in effect for Ohio, beginning on Monday, May 4. Those who have traveled outside of the state will self-quarantine for…

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing FAQ

Q: My patient had all the symptoms of COVID-19 earlier this year but was not able to have confirmatory testing while symptomatic, now they want antibody testing.  Can I order antibody testing through EPIC?  A: Currently, (as of 4/29/20) we do not have antibody testing available through EPIC orders.  Q: My patient has seen advertisements…


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