Appling Healthcare reports one additional case of COVID-19 among residents at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion; however the resident was immediately tested again and the result was negative. The resident has been tested a third time; results are pending. No test results are pending on other residents. The hospital system reports no additional COVID-19 related deaths.
Additionally, Appling Healthcare reports 10 cases of COVID-19 among hospital employees and test results are pending on three other hospital employees.
The nursing home reports no additional cases of COVID-19 among employees and test results pending on three additional nursing home employees.
All employees at the nursing home and hospital 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