Dear Staff Members and Friends of Monroe Community Hospital,
The health and safety of our residents and employees is always my top priority. We are continuing to collaborate with local health officials related to the COVID-19 situation.
This past weekend, I was notified a staff member on one of our nursing units tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified all residents, family members and staff.
We are also enacting the following protocols for our residents:
Each resident will have vital signs taken daily.
All residents are discouraged from leaving their nursing units and the building. Please understand that all MCH residents are considered high risk and leaving the building increases that risk. If residents need to leave the building, they will be screened appropriately upon return.
If a nursing unit is affected, MCH will implement additional infection control protocols as directed by the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the New York State Department of Health. Residents will remain in their rooms except for extenuating circumstances such as dialysis appointments. Residents will need to wear a mask when interacting with any staff.
Residents living on a unit which is not affected must wear a mask if they leave their nursing unit.
Please understand, this situation, as well as the guidance, is evolving rapidly. We will continue to communicate changes in protocols as the circumstances change.
The MCH webpage and MCH Facebook page will be continually updated. In addition, Monroe County is maintaining a list of updated and accurate resources to help you stay informed. You can find that at www.monroecounty.gov.
I am extraordinarily proud of all of you – our residents, family members and employees – for working together to get through these challenging days. We will get through this.
Thank you for being part of the MCH family.
Colleen Rose, LNHA, MHA
Executive Health Director