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mRNA: From Disco-Era Dream to Modern-Day Marvel

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded everyone that the everyday world we notice can be undone by the microscopic world we forget. And as the delta variant sends more (mostly unvaccinated) citizens to already crowded ICUs, healthcare experts offer their own reminder: the best way to protect everyday life is to get vaccinated. As Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein,…

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N95 Fit testing Not Required

As Kettering Health continues to monitor the OSHA guidelines, we are providing clarity to N95 testing regarding required and recommended use (see below OSHA statement).  Most employees required to wear N95 should have been fit tested earlier in the year.  Those individuals will receive communication in the coming weeks with instructions around annual re-fit testing….

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Visitor Mask Policy

To help ensure the safety of patients, visitors, staff, and providers, all visitors must continue to wear a mask while visiting patients. The mask must cover the visitor’s mouth and nose. Visitors who do not wish to wear a mask must be asked to leave the facility and may return when they are able to…

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Placement of COVID-positive Patients

For reminder and further clarification regarding the placement of COVID-positive patients: Patients with diagnosis of COVID within 10 days of symptom onset Patients with active symptoms and newly diagnosed COVID (less than 10 days) will be placed on the designated unit. Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with other complaints and no known history of…

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Understanding the FDA’s Fast Track

Comirnaty—Pfizer’s newly renamed COVID-19 vaccine—recently became the name heard around the world after receiving the FDA’s full approval. Many celebrated the news, grateful to see the agency’s official thumbs up for the public’s path through the pandemic. Others took it as their cue to get vaccinated, leading to a 17% uptick in Americans receiving their first…

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Leadership Meetings

DateTime September 79 a.m.-10 a.m. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. September 88 a.m.-9 a.m. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. September 910 a.m.-11 a.m. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. September 109 a.m.-10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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