Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Bi-Weekly Update, Oct. 6, 2020.

October 6, 2020

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Bi-Weekly Update, Oct. 6, 2020.

LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital provides a bi-weekly community update regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic as new information becomes available or changes occur. Other content will be general information related to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

For the latest COVID-19 information, 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 Health Department #10 web site at www.dhd10.org.

As of Monday, October 5, 2020:

COVID-19 positive cases. There have been 124 confirmed cases in Mason County, 502 in Oceana County, 83 in Manistee County and 37 in Lake County. Confirmed cases will be reported through the District Health Department. As of October 2, there have been 11,198 specimens collected at Ludington Hospital, with 2,412 of those tested in the Ludington Hospital laboratory and the remainder tested at the Spectrum Health laboratory in Grand Rapids. Of those tested, 347 have had a positive result, indicating a 3.1% positive rate.

Drive up flu vaccines now available at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Ludington Hospital is now offering flu vaccines at a variety of locations, including our primary care clinics in Hart and Ludington, our Walk-In Clinic on Lawndale Street in Ludington, and our pediatrics clinic on Tinkham Avenue in Ludington. A drive-up option is available for adults outside of the Medical Office Building at 7 Atkinson Drive in Ludington, meaning you can conveniently get your flu shot without leaving your car. To schedule your drive-up flu shot—you don’t have to be a patient of this clinic to get a flu shot here, nor do you have to be a Spectrum Health patient—call the clinic at 231.843.3487. Spectrum Health patients may also schedule their drive-up flu shots via MyChart in the Spectrum Health app. More information is available at: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/patient-care/services-and-treatment-detail-pages/flu-information-center.

Cardiology service is now available at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Ludington Hospital is now offering full-time cardiology service, located at the Medical Office Building at 7 Atkinson Drive, Suite 302. Our board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Dennis Besley worked at Spectrum Health in the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids and has extensive cardiology experience. Outpatient appointments are now being accepted by calling 616-885-5000.

New location for drive-through outpatient COVID-19 testing. Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital now has a long-term location for drive-through COVID-19 testing. Located in the hospital’s southwest parking lot close to US 10 near the city of Ludington sign, the testing is available seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. Please visit this link for directions on calling the COVID-19 hotline or scheduling an appointment from your MyHealth account, which is now accessed through MyChart in the Spectrum Health app: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/myhealth-screening.

Walk-In clinic relocated. The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Walk-In Clinic has moved to 922 Lawndale Avenue in Ludington, located within the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine Clinic. This is a permanent location change for the walk-in clinic. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Evening and Saturday hours will start again soon.

Supporting our schools. Spectrum Health continues to support area schools with informative materials, videos, and instructions for navigating the pandemic safely. The Spectrum Health web site resource page for schools is available at:  https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/school-resources.

Wear. Wait. Wash. Spectrum Health is continuing to promote its Wear/Wait/Wash campaign asking visitors to wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash their hands often to promote good public health. Several community residents are participating by telling why they believe it’s important to wear a mask. Shown here is Julie Page-Smith, executive director of the Wellness Center at West Shore Community College.

Video visits with Spectrum Health physicians and advanced practice providers. One of the ways Spectrum Health is making care more convenient, affordable and personal is through the offering of video visits. You can see a member of the Spectrum Health medical team anytime with virtual visits for non-emergencies. So if your child is sick at 10 p.m., you can get answers and help at 10 p.m. Get 24/7 access to doctors and advanced practice providers online and over the phone.  Visit https://www.spectrumhealth.org/app for care where you need it, when you need it.

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