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June and May 2020

Coronavirus Information

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

June 26, 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
In our ongoing compliance with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, I am providing the following information:
 
As of June 26, 2020, we still have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in residents or staff since the last notification.
 
1 additional Resident, for a total of 6, that were previously confirmed positive have been retested and are now negative since the last notification.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
 
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

June 19, 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
In our ongoing compliance with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, I am providing the following information:
 
As of June 19, 2020, we still have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in residents or staff since the last notification.
 
1 additional Resident, for a total of 5, that were previously confirmed positive have been retested and are now negative since the last notification.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
 
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,
Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

June 12, 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
In our ongoing compliance with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, I am providing the following information:
 
As of June 12, 2020, we still have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in residents or staff since the last notification.
 
2 additional Residents, for a total of 4, that were previously confirmed positive have been retested and are now negative since the last notification.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
 
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

June 5, 2020
 
Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
In our ongoing compliance with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, I am providing the following information:
 
As of June 5, 2020, we have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in residents or staff since the last notification.
 
2 Residents that were previously confirmed positive have been retested and are now negative.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
 
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

May 29, 2020
 
Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,

In our ongoing compliance with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, I am providing the following information:
 
As of May 29, 2020, we have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in residents or staff since the last notification.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
  
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

May 22, 2020
 
Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently instituted a new program that requires nursing homes to provide residents, responsible parties and families with specific information about COVID-19.
 
In complying with this new program, I am providing the following information:
 
As of May 22, 2020, we have:
 
58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 1 Staff who was exhibiting new respiratory symptoms between May 8th and now but has since recovered.
 
The increase in confirmed cases is due to the receipt of test results that were pending as of the last notification.
 
We continue to follow the guidance and direction of federal, state and local agencies and public health officials to mitigate further spread of the virus.
 
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.

With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

May 8, 2020
  
Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently instituted a new program that requires nursing homes to provide residents, responsible parties and families with specific information about COVID-19.
 
In complying with this new program, I am providing the following information:
 
As of May 8, 2020, we have:
 
52 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Residents and 0 Residents who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
 
29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Staff and 0 Staff who are exhibiting new respiratory symptoms.
  
These cumulative numbers will be updated regularly as required.
  
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,
 

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

From St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center to Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners

May 2, 2020
 
Dear Residents, Family Members, Staff and Community Partners,
 
I am happy to share with you the news that we are beginning to see progress in the fight against the coronavirus at St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center. We are deeply thankful to say that the number of residents testing positive during the past week stood at zero. We grieve the residents whom we have lost, and we will hold their names in our hearts forever. And we know that our vigilance and dedicated work must continue.
 
St. Ignatius has not been alone in its efforts to “bend the curve” for the older adults whom we serve and to protect our wonderful staff.  We have followed closely guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and of our Penn Medicine medical staff.  Once nursing care facilities became a priority, state and local agencies as well as our generous donors were able to send us a good supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). That is when our staff’s intensive training on infection prevention and control was able to be enhanced. More recently, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health provided us with a good number of coronavirus tests, enabling us to test our resident population.  Both sufficient PPE and increased availability of testing are key in assisting us in identifying COVID positive residents and enhancing our infection control practices.
 
During the pandemic, the PA Department of Health has continued its surveillance of nursing care facilities.  Because of the potential to spread coronavirus if visiting onsite, state health inspectors have conducted a “virtual” health inspection of a facility’s diligence in its infection prevention and control practices.  The inspection team conducted two such evaluations of St. Ignatius during the past month, reviewing policies and interviewing leadership and clinical staff to verify their knowledge and proficiency in providing safe, effective care as it pertains to the COVID-19 virus. Both times, the inspection teams have praised us for our policies and procedures, and for doing all that it is possible to do under these challenging circumstances.  Also, during the past week, professionals from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Penn Medicine were onsite at St. Ignatius, offering insights on best practices and praising our staff’s caring, competence and passion for their work.  We encourage your support for broad availability of tests, so that we can more readily identify those infected and can act to protect others, especially the most vulnerable.
 
This pandemic is a terrible and unforeseen event in the history of our country and our world. As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church and the Felician Sisters of North America, we commit to be the healing presence of Jesus Christ in the lives of the residents we serve and our staff and medical team. We recognize our own mortality, and we strive with every fiber of our being to welcome and care for each older adult, as we would a member of our own family. That means, above all, to keep each one safe and knowing that she or he is loved. We stand in solidarity with all of those who are suffering and remain firm in our mission, determined to provide the best possible care to our residents and their families.
 
We thank each family for allowing us to care for your loved ones.  We are deeply grateful for your prayers and support, for all of you who have donated meals and other items for our dedicated staff and residents. We cannot say enough about the dedication of our employees, who go above and beyond on a daily basis.
 
I will be in contact with future updates, and please know that you are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance to you.
 
With gratitude for your support and prayers for your continued safety,

Susan McCrary, NHA, MBA
President and CEO

 

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