Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Weekly Update, June 2, 2020.

June 2, 2020

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Weekly Update, June 2, 2020.

The following was submitted by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital:

If you have specific questions about hospital operations, please contact the hospital directly at 231-843-2591. The hospital does not respond to questions asked on the MCP or OCP Facebook pages

LUDINGTON — We encourage you to visit spectrumhealth.org/covid-19. The dashboard below reflects the 16-county region served by Spectrum Health. Local information can be found on the District #10 Health Department web site at www.dhd10.org.

As of Monday, June 1, 2020:

COVID-19 positive cases. There have been 32 confirmed cases in Mason County, 85 in Oceana County, 11 in Manistee County, and six in Lake County. Confirmed cases will be reported through the District Health Department. There have been 1,628 specimens collected at Ludington Hospital, with 576 of those tested in the Ludington Hospital laboratory and the remainder tested at the Grand Rapids Spectrum Health laboratory. Of those tested, 46 have had a positive result, which is 2.83% of the total specimens collected.

New Executive Order Effective June 1

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, lifting the “Stay Home” order and allowing certain businesses to resume operations on June 4. The order specifies:

  • Restaurants and bars may reopen fully on June 8.
  • Swimming pools and day camps for kids can open on June 8.
  • Gyms, hair salons, indoor theatres, tattoo parlors, state owned casinos and similar establishments will remain closed.
  • Indoor social gatherings and events of more than 10 people are prohibited.
  • Face masks must be worn in enclosed public spaces.
  • Outdoor social gatherings and events of no more than 100 people are permitted with social distancing.

Visitor Restrictions.  On May 29, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order extending restrictions on visitation to health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities  and juvenile justice facilities, but authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to gradually re-open visitation as circumstances permit. Hospitals and other health care facilities are likely to be among the first facilities permitted to relax visitation restrictions, while restrictions on nursing homes and other elder care facilities will remain in place. The order also requires a health screening before entering a facility covered by the order. This order remains in effect through June 26.                                        

The Importance of Masks. Based on what is known about other coronaviruses, infectious disease experts speculate that a person would need to consume about 1,000 viral particles to contract the COVID-19 virus.

That’s why the closeness of contact with people, as well as the amount of time spent together, can affect the likelihood of transmission. A brief conversation carries much less risk than sharing a meal with someone or sitting next to another person in an office. Get more information about the usefulness of masks here: https://healthbeat.spectrumhealth.org/yes-you-should-wear-a-face-mask-prevent-spread-covid19/

Our main entrance is open. The main entrance at the south side of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is open. Screeners are there to greet, assist with masks and hand sanitizer, and provide instructions if needed. Patients may wear their own masks to the hospital but will be asked to change into one of ours upon arrival and to apply hand sanitizer before and after handling masks. These protocols represent best practices for infection prevention and are designed for the benefit of patients and team members alike. Thank you for your compliance.

Sources of truth. Please continue to visit https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19 website for up to date information as it pertains to COVID-19. Visit the District Health Department #10 Facebook page or website https://www.dhd10.org/ for daily updates on COVID-19 cases as it pertains to regional information within the ten-county district.

About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson Health.

 

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