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Stonerise Healthcare Advises Community On COVID-19 Status
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (October 20, 2020) Stonerise Healthcare, a leading provider of clinician-led transitional and skilled nursing care in West Virginia, has continually and proactively updated patients and their families, employees, local health departments and other care partners when COVID-19 infections are found within the organization’s 17 centers across the state.
“We are actively updating patients and their families, our team members and other care partners, as is our practice with patient and staff-related issues, and we continue coordinating with local and state health officials,” Stonerise Chief Executive Officer Larry Pack said. “West Virginia is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases right now, and in addition to our role as a healthcare provider, we are active members of our communities, so we wanted to again share this information.
“By openly communicating with the communities we serve, our hope is to count all West Virginians as partners in our work to serve others with love as we care for some of our state’s most vulnerable individuals. COVID-19 is presents challenges to all of us, and we can all work together to help overcome them.”
Stonerise continually shares all location testing numbers on its website, with local health departments, and state partners, such as the National Guard, and public health officials are engaged as needed to ensure best practices are followed. Any team members who test positive self-isolate at home and do not return to Valley Haven until they meet public health department standards. As has been standard practice since the pandemic began, Stonerise team members are using personal protective equipment and following infection control policies in accordance with current guidance.
“We remain focused on protecting and supporting our patients and team members, and their loved ones,” Pack said. “We hope all West Virginians will join us in embracing the safe behaviors needed to stop the spread of this virus. We can do it. We are all in this together.”
Stonerise’s enduring and proactive pandemic response began in early March with restricted visitor access, regular patient and employee symptom screenings, securing bulk PPE and other essential supplies, limiting new admissions, establishing industry-leading Safe Harbor Units, expanding telehealth offerings, maintaining a public, online COVID-19 dashboard and acting as an early and vocal advocate for testing all patients and employees.
For additional information about the Stonerise Safety Promise, visit https://stonerisehealthcare.com/about/stonerise-safety-promise.