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 disaster recovery process.
Effective June 19, 2020 at 7 p.m., Kettering Health Network’s Incident Command Center will no longer be in operation. With the closure of the Incident Command Center, we will be discontinuing the hotline phone number and email address. Questions related to Infection Control will be addressed on a campus level and be available through MatchMD. Other ongoing changes will be managed through section leaders as needed.
The Incident Command Center, which has been operational since March 12, was imperative to organizing our response to COVID-19 and implementing change quickly and effectively. So many people put in their time and effort to manage this crisis. The video at the end of this message highlights these incredible efforts. Thank you to everyone for your expertise and dedication.
Safety for our patients and employees will continue to be a top priority and we will continue to monitor the situation and maintain appropriate safety measures. We will continue to monitor the situation as we move forward and take actions based on changes and needs of the community and our network. If needed, Incident Command will stand back up.
We look forward to working together to transition into our “new normal,” and a better tomorrow.