Important Employee Information and Links

Employee Self-Screening

Employee Self-Screening Form Employee Self-Screening Form

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Coronavirus Announcements for Employees

COVID Employee Resources COVID Employee Resources

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March 3, 2021

Changes to Visitor Restrictions
With our COVID-19 census remaining low, we are moving to again change our visitor restrictions.

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, inpatients who have been deemed non-COVID-19 positive will be allowed one designated support person over the age of 18. The support person must remain the same for the patient’s entire Hospital stay and will be identified with a visitor wristband. The designated support person must remain in the patient’s room and wear a mask at all times while inside the Hospital. 

Visiting hours are 1 to 8 pm daily.  

Visitors will still not be permitted for inpatients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected as being COVID-19 positive.  

Non-COVID-19-positive patients admitted through the Emergency Department will be given the opportunity to select one designated support person over the age of 18 when they’ve completed the admission process and are transferred to a room.

Clergy are viewed as a member of the patient care team and are not subject to visitation limitations with exception to the criteria listed under General Visitor Guidelines. Clergy will be limited to visiting the requesting patient only and are not permitted to round on other patients.

Visitors will still be prevented from accompanying patients to appointments in our physician and clinic offices, including Urgent Care of Evangelical. Exceptions will be made for certain types of appointments (pregnancy confirmation, prenatal care, fetal demise, poor prognosis, end-of-life care planning, and surgical confirmation) and certain types of patients (those under 18, those with cognitive issues, or those with ambulatory challenges).

The fully revised policy with additional changes and exceptions can be viewed using the button below. It will also be updated in Policy Manager prior to March 8.

Visitor Restriction Guidelines Related to COVID-19 - 3.3.21 Visitor Restriction Guidelines Related to COVID-19 - 3.3.21

Conference Room Occupancy Changes   
The state’s recent decision to increase occupancy rates to 15% does impact our restrictions on conference room use. Most conference rooms only increased by a person or two under the new occupancy standards.

Please see Policy Manager for details. This policy does not include gatherings that serve the purposes of education or furthering patient care.

As a reminder, every effort should be made to meet remotely, and no in-person meeting should be scheduled with 25 or more participants.   

Business Travel Restrictions Extended
With most professional conferences moving to virtual formats, the restrictions on business travel have been extended through June 30, 2021. You can review the full policy in Policy Manager or see your supervisor for more information.   

DOH Introduces Infection Control Text Messaging
Developed by the PA Department of Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control, PA Project Firstline offers simple, direct text messages about healthcare-associated infection prevention and control to participating healthcare workers. 

To sign up for the text messaging program, text JOIN to IPC4U (47248) to receive quick, concise, and interactive information. 

Message and data charges may apply, depending on your wireless provider and plan. 

Kendra Aucker,
President and CEO  

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February 26, 2021

Change in Reopening Schedule
With staffing issues resolved, Family Medicine of Evangelical – Milton will open on Tuesday, March 2. 

The following clinics and offices remain closed: SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical, Elysburg; SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical, Miller Center; Physical Therapy of Evangelical – Meadowgreen, Mifflinburg; and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy of Evangelical locations in Elysburg and the Miller Center, Lewisburg, are open.

Kendra Aucker,
President and CEO  

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Previous COVID-19 Updates Previous COVID-19 Updates

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Links

The following links provide access to web-based services and information for employees.

 

 

 

 

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Insights with Kendra—United Community

Insights with Kendra—Social Distancing

Insights with Kendra—The Importance of Community

Insights with Kendra—Getting the Facts and Finding Help

Mental Health and COVID-19

Recovered COVID-19 Patient Celebration