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Surgery Consolidation Update

As we are entering a trying time for our communities, difficult decisions are being made in accordance to Governor DeWine’s decisions regarding essential surgeries during this pandemic. These decisions are being made to decrease the usage of personal protective equipment and control usage of scarce resources. Taking into consideration volume restrictions, nursing/ancillary staff, and personal…

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Guest Admits

Effective March 25, we will no longer be allowing Guest Admits prior to surgery.  This is based on the need to protect our limited resources and limit the patients’ exposure to potential infections.

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Epic SmartPhrase for Designated Unit Discharge

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we have made it our goal to keep you informed as we have updates to share. Patients that are being discharged from our facilities may have a COVID-19 rule-out test that has been performed and before the test results are received.  In addition to the verbally informing the patient/family…

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Staffing Resource Center Update

Thank you to everyone that is reaching out to help fill staffing needs within the network. In order to maintain operations and allow for timely follow-up, we ask all employees use the link below to notify the Staffing Resource Office regarding their willingness to assist the network.  Click here to access the link.   The Staffing Resource Office will then…

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Orderset for COVID-19 Patients

It closely follows the familiar “General Hospitalization” order set and replaces it for COVID-19 patients, known or suspected. This order set will be updated as often as daily and the last modified date will be in the name. The orders are written to allow crucial reporting, such as “antipyretic free days.” This order set reflects…

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Work from Home Bandwidth Guidelines

To all our Work from Home (WFH) users: In order to prepare for the large number of users working from home, we increased our network bandwidth to accommodate the increased traffic coming from outside into the organization.  This increased bandwidth also has capacity limits. Please remember that we are constantly monitoring this, and clinical continuity…

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Medical Staff Updates
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Medical Staff Updates

As a containment strategy to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments, Kettering Health Network will be taking measures to ensure business continuity for services which support our operations. NOTE: Employee Health will provide 24-hour support…

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Physician Documentation

Please find the guidance below for Documentation of care for patients with or suspect COVID-19 Infection:  It is CRITICAL to document the diagnosis or suspicion of COVID  This is used to monitor medication, reporting and shortages  Update the hospital problem list on admission or when a hospitalized patient changes to a Person Under Investigation  The list of diagnoses that pop up for “COVID”…

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KHN Designated Care Unit Standard Operating Procedures

KHN Designated Care Unit Standard Operating Procedures   The goal of the designated care units is to group like patient populations for infection control care delivery.   The Designated Care Units   Five (5) local  hospitals have designated care units:  Kettering Medical Center: 5 Northwest (primary 15 beds) and 5 South (secondary 25 beds)  Sycamore Medical Center: Unit 3 West (32 beds)  Grandview Hospital Medical Center: 4 West (primary 24 beds) and 5 West (secondary 24…


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