Appling Healthcare reports no additional cases of COVID-19 among residents or employees at either the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion or hospital. The five nursing home residents who tested positive last week have now tested negative twice.
The hospital system also reports no additional COVID-19 related deaths and no additional cases are pending. The two employees who tested positive for the coronavirus remain on strict isolation as recommended by the CDC.
All employees at the facility continue to be screened for respiratory illnesses and temperatures twice a day; at the beginning of their shift and in the middle of their shift. Residents are screened three times a day. Environmental Services is cleaning all high-touch surfaces three times a day.
Nursing home residents and employees who previously tested negative for COVID-19 will continue to be tested on a weekly basis. As previously stated, decisions about testing for COVID-19 in outbreak settings are made in consultation with the Georgia Department of Public Health. Appling Healthcare continues to work closely with public health officials, communicating with the DPH on a daily basis.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to message us on Facebook. Your message will be immediately routed to the nursing home administrator. Another option is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will automatically go to all of the nursing home administration team as well as hospital staff, so you should receive a response fairly soon.
If you do prefer to call the nursing home, please understand that employees are focusing on hands-on patient care. You should, however, receive a call back within 24 hours. Call the main Pavilion phone number, (912)367-9841, and then reach the administration team through their direct extensions:
Kim Jowers, Nursing Home Administrator, ext. 2402
Melina Edmund, Director of Nursing, ext. 2410
Candi Lewis, Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator, ext. 1223
Tina Clements, Infection Preventionist/Quality Assessment Director, ext. 2405