We would like to recognize our incredible partners (employees) for providing excellent care and compassion to our patients and each other during these unprecedented times. Thank you to our families and community members for your kind words and outpouring of support to our patients and our partners. We appreciate you!
CMS now requires us to notify the families of our skilled nursing patients via our website of status changes including when a confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified, or whenever 3 or more residents or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other are under investigation. Please check out the new notification dashboard below.
We report all positive confirmations of patients and partners (employees) directly to the local and state departments of health. Active positive patients are supported in identified “transitional areas” in designated centers with dedicated team members equipped with proper personal protective equipment. All infection control protocols per CDC and CMS are followed extensively. We follow CDC guidelines in handling positive COVID-19 partners (employees).
Precautions: We continue to follow infection control guidelines from the CDC and CMS, including proper hand-washing techniques, extensive environmental services, social distancing, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. We will follow our standard procedures and notify you if your loved one has a change in condition. We continue to screen partners and actively take temperatures.
Special Message for Tennessee Centers
As Governor Lee shared during his press conference regarding senior care facilities, NHC will be partnering with the State of Tennessee to test all patients/residents and partners (employees) in our Tennessee centers. We will be working with the Governor’s Unified Command to secure the required testing kits as well as plan the schedule for testing over the coming weeks.
Dashboard Reporting: This notification dashboard reflects the data as of midnight the prior day. It’s updated by 5:00 pm the next day after results are received.
The tracking of the Point Prevalence Testing (mass testing of all patients and employees) will not be reflected in the Number of Patients or Number of Employees Under Investigation columns, as mass testing does not meet the definition from CDC for Persons Under Investigation. Any positives resulting from the mass testing will be reflected in the numbers appropriately.
Number of In-House Patients Testing Positive
Number of Patients Admitted Positive
Number of Active COVID Patients
Number of Recovered Patients
Number Transferred to the Hospital
Number of Patients Under Investigation with Pending Tests
Number of Patient Deaths
Number of Employees Tested Resulting Positives
Number of Recovered Employees
Number of Employees Under Investigation with Pending Tests