COVID-19 Testing Facts
GMH continues to test for COVID-19, with no positive results reported as of today. We are following revised criteria from the CDC and State of WV to prioritize for testing. The criteria to be tested is as follows:
1. Patients who have been involved in an illness cluster or congregate setting with symptoms of shortness of breath, fever and cough.
2. Healthcare workers who have the symptoms of shortness of breath, fever and cough
3. Workers in public safety occupations (e.g., EMS, law enforcement, firefighters, etc.) who have symptoms of shortness of breath, fever and cough
4. Hospitalized patients who have symptoms of shortness of breath, fever and cough
5. People who have other known high-risk heath concerns, have symptoms of shortness of breath, fever and cough, AND who are:
a. Over age 60
c. Pregnant woman
If you do not meet this criteria, you may not be eligible for testing. Before going to your doctor’s office, urgent care, health department or emergency department, please call (304) 257 1026 and Press 5 to speak to an ER Nurse to determine if you need tested. If you have a serious medical issue, please call 911.
Please also understand the entire world has called upon the same supplies and tests needed for screening. GMH is working very hard to help keep each and every one of you safe, and we will test if appropriate. Please stay at home if you can, wash your hands frequently, and if you must go out, please stay at least 6 to 8 feet away from others.
Grant Memorial Hospital Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Bulletin
If you are concerned about possibly having the COVID-19 virus, please contact the Hospital’s main number at (304) 257- 1026 and request to speak to the ER Nurse before coming to the Hospital or local clinics. The ER Nurse will ask questions to evaluate and assess your symptoms prior to your visit.
For further information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.
Also, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has established a hotline. The COVID-19 hotline (1-800-887-4304) is now active and can be used by members of the general public and medical community. Operators are available 24/7 to help assist you with any questions you may have about COVID-19. You may also visit coronavirus.wv.gov for more state-wide alerts and up-to-date information throughout the State.
2019 WVHA Commitment to Excellence Honor Recipient
The West Virginia Hospital Association recognizes Grant Memorial Hospital for their outstanding work in the Commitment to Excellence Honors Program and their commitment to the following topic areas:
* Antibiotic Stewardship
* Breastfeeding Initiative
* Care Transitions
* Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE)
* Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)
* Influenza Vaccination
* Opioid Stewardship
* Tobacco Cessation Assistance
* WVHA Discharge Data Program
The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) is a not-for-profit statewide organization representing 63 hospitals and health systems across the continuum of care. The WVHA supports its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia by providing leadership in healthcare advocacy, education, information and technical assistance, and by being a catalyst for effective change through collaboration, consensus building and a focus on desired outcomes. Members of the Association believe it is essential, in the interest of West Virginia citizens, to have a strong healthcare system that supports and improves the health status of those people served by our hospitals, as well as the economic condition of the state. West Virginia’s hospitals seek to establish and maintain trust among providers, policymakers and the public through actions, sensitivity, professionalism and community-minded commitment to service. The Commitment to Excellence Honors Program (Honors Program) is a way hospitals can be recognized for the outstanding work they do in pursuit of these goals.
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