Year: 2021

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Where to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

In August, Kettering Health—following the recommendation of the Ohio Hospital Association, numerous professional medical organizations, and along with more than 1,500 hospitals across the nation—announced that staff members and providers would be required to receive the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Dec 1.   If you need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you can find a full list of local vaccine providers…

Visitation Restrictions: Level Red
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Visitation Restrictions: Level Red

Effective Wednesday, October 27 at 8 a.m. Visitation Level Red We continue to closely monitor both COVID-19 community spread and hospital admissions. We have seen a steady decrease and as a result we are changing our visitation level to Red. Incident Command will continue to monitor the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and will communicate…

Understanding Vaccine Effectiveness
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Understanding Vaccine Effectiveness

Watch the video below, where infectious disease expert and Patient Safety Officer Jeffrey Weinstein, MD, explains vaccine effectiveness and how they protect people from severe disease.     Have other questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Click here. You can also access the FAQ about the network’s vaccine policy by clicking here.   Looking for a place to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Click here to find a…

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Changes in REGEN-COV Restrictions

Update: 10/20/2021 As you are aware, the Department of Health and Human Services has placed therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (i.e. REGEN-COV) to treat COVID-19 infection on a state-administered allocation. The Ohio Department of Health will allocate supply weekly to hospitals and health systems based on case count and supply availability. Kettering Health is constantly reviewing restrictions…

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Lipase Reagent Listed as Low Supply Product

Beckman Coulter, the supplier of the Kettering Health chemistry analyzer reagent, has communicated lipase reagent as a “low supply product” which has impacted Kettering Health inventory.   Kettering Health laboratories, in an effort to conserve reagent, have moved this analyte to only one analyzer at each laboratory location. Please be advised that during scheduled maintenance periods of the analyzer, lipase results will be…

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