Year: 2020

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Criteria for Removing Patients from COVID-19 Isolation and Designated Units

The following criteria should be used for removing patients from COVID-19 isolation and COVID-19 designated units:  Patients with mild to moderate illness who are not severely immunocompromised*:  At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and  At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and  Symptoms (e.g., cough,…

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Criteria for COVID-19 Isolation and Designated Unit Placement

Based on CDC and ODH criteria, the following patients should be admitted to a designated unit for COVID-19:  Any patient with onset of symptoms or initial COVID-19 positive test within 10 days of admission  Patients with a negative rapid SARS-CoV-2 test but a strong suspicion of COVID-19 (and no alternate diagnosis) while awaiting PCR results—NOCC…

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Surgical and Other Procedures Update 

As Kettering Health Network continues to address the needs of our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking ahead to the potential of postponing procedures should our volume of COVID-19 cases increase at a rapid rate. If the network determines that cases must be postponed, surgeons will be notified via MatchMD as early as possible. Surgeons will be responsible to communicate…

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Visitor Restriction Update

To continue protecting the safety and well-being of our patients and our teams, we are updating our visitor policy. Effective Tuesday, December 1 at 12:01 a.m. current patients and patients coming for an emergency department visit, hospitalization, outpatient procedure, or outpatient testing will not be permitted to have visitors.  No visitation will be permitted for outpatient testing, such as non-invasive radiology testing, routine x-rays, and lab studies. …

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myHR Notice – Email inbox is down

The myHR email inbox (myhr@ketteringhealth.org) is not functioning properly. Our HRIS and Information Systems teams are working diligently to resolve the issue, and we will communicate as soon as the issue is resolved.  In the interim, employees are encouraged to contact myHR using the self-service or call center options below:  Access the self-service catalog at www.ketteringhealth.org/myhr. Call the myHR team at 1-844-235-4647 or extension 70000…

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Employee Support for PTO

As we monitor the impact COVID-19 has on our organization, we recognize that PTO continues to be a need for many members of our employee family. To support varied needs during this time, we are announcing two new PTO resources.   One-time PTO Cash Out  As we work together to meet critical needs, it may be difficult for employees to use PTO. We are…

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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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