Appling Healthcare Gives Weekly COVID-19 Update

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 among residents at the
Appling Healthcare and Rehabilitation Pavilion has increased to 52 with an additional case pending. The nursing home also reports one additional COVID-19 related death, which brings the total deaths at the facility to 12. 

Six residents have been able to return to the Pavilion nursing home after being admitted into the hospital and recovering from COVID-19. 

The Pavilion nursing home also reports two new cases among employees for a total of 37 positive employees. However, approximately 20 of the total (37) employees who tested positive have since returned to work.

Nursing home residents and employees who previously tested negative for COVID-19 are now being re-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.

The National Guard will return to the Pavilion later this week to provide additional sanitation and infection control procedures. 

According to Randy Crawford, Appling Healthcare CEO, employees and residents continue to receive an outpouring of prayers, support and donations, all of which are tremendously appreciated and uplifting. (For more information on food donations for employees, contact: Barbara Hardee, Community Relations Coordinator, at (912)367-9841, ext. 3426, or

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 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