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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…

Kettering Health Proning Guideline
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Kettering Health Proning Guideline

PURPOSE  This guideline serves as recommendations to the care team for consideration when to prone. If proning is decided as part of the treatment plan by the attending intensivist, this guideline provides a standard operating procedure for proning. The purpose of prone positioning is to improve the oxygenation status of critically ill patients with severe…

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Employee Health Call Center Now Available

Effective at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, Employee Health will re-open the COVID Call Center.   Hours of operation: 7 days per week, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Phone number: (937) 395-8900   This centralized Employee Health resource is available to Kettering Health team members to address the following:  Concerns related to possible exposures  Triaging symptoms  Sending for and resulting COVID-19 testing Return to work clearances…

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Reminder: Vaccine Exemption Requests Due Friday, October 15

This Friday, October 15, is deadline for employees to submit medical or religious exemption requests related to required flu and Covid-19 vaccinations. Below are reminders about this process and how employees can access the appropriate forms. Employees who need to apply for an exemption from both the flu and Covid vaccine requirements will need to…

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Benefit Fairs

DateVendor October 12Fidelity October 13UMR October 14FlexBank/Navia October 15ApproRX October 18Farmers GroupSelect October 19Manhattan Life October 20VSP October 21RetireMediQ October 22Superior Dental Care October 26Impact Solutions October 27Kettering Health Credit Union October 28NortonLifeLock
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Flu Vaccine for COVID Patients

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who have improved and are ready for discharge can receive influenza vaccination. This helps to avoid a missed opportunity for influenza vaccination in an at-risk group.   If they are not vaccinated for COVID-19, they should fully recover or wait 90 days for their COVID-19 vaccine.


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