Ohio s Plan for Nursing Home Testing

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Introduction, Lance Himes Chief of Staff Ohio Department of Health. Guiding Principles, Bridget Harrison Assistant Policy Director Health Human Services Office of Governor Mike DeWine. Zone Region Hospital Infrastructure and Local Coalitions. Maureen Corcoran Director Ohio Department of Medicaid. Testing Ohio s Priorities Strategy, Rebecca Sandholdt Chief Bureau of Survey and Certification Ohio Department of Health. Heather Coglianese Senior Legal Counsel Ohio Department of Health. Dr Applegate Medical Director Ohio Department of Medicaid. James Hodge Chief Bureau of Regulatory Operations Ohio Department of Health. Miscellaneous Notes,Visitation,Ursel McElroy Director Ohio Department of Aging. Reminders Resources,Responsible RestartOhio, Lance Himes Chief of Staff Ohio Department of Health.
Guiding Principles for,Nursing Home Testing, Bridget Harrison Assistant Policy Director Health Human Services Office of Governor Mike. Guiding Principles for Ohio s Testing Strategy, Preserve life by flattening the curve in communities and. facilities including priority for NFs, Use the best available clinical information and most recent CDC. guidance including prioritizing testing within minority. communities, Empower local communities with resources to mitigate and. control outbreaks, Leverage private sector for resources and partnerships.
Priority Nursing Homes,and other congregate care,Prevent the spread of the disease. Residents of nursing homes are among the most vulnerable. individuals, As of May 27th 63 of deaths due to COVID 29 were in nursing. Responsible Restart for Health Care,Zone Region Hospital Infrastructure and. Local Coalitions,Maureen Corcoran Director ODM and CCURT Team. Rebecca Sandholdt James Hodge Marisa Weisel Dr Mary Applegate Heather. Coglianese Julie Evers Dr MaryKate Francis,Local Coalitions.
Coordinated clinical support that complements existing efforts to. ensure better care for the entire community, Streamlining real time sharing of information and communications to alert. coalition partners to early signs of shortages or surges. Standardizing processes to improve clinical efficiency and effectiveness. while also meeting the unique characteristics of each community. Maximizing allocation and use of resources based on broader areas of. needs with an emphasis on PPE testing personnel and transportation. Swiftly conveying information about local situations including resource. allocation,Organizing for local or community surges. Integrating efforts with state level monitoring and rapid response. Local Regional Zone State Connectivity,Testing Ohio s Priorities. Maureen Corcoran Director ODM and CCURT Team,Ohio s COVID 19 Testing Priorities. Priority 1 Ohioans with symptoms Individuals who are hospitalized and healthcare personnel. Priority 2 People at highest risk of complications from COVID 19 and those who provide essential public. With Symptoms,Residents of LTC congregate living settings.
65 and older, People with underlying conditions including consideration for racial ethnic minorities. First responders public health workers critical infrastructure workers. Without symptoms who are residents or staff directly exposed LTC Congregate care living. Other Ohioans who are designated by public health officials to manage community. Priority 3 Ohioans with and without symptoms who are receiving essential surgeries procedures and other. medically necessary procedures, Priority 4 Individuals in the community to decrease community spread including those with symptoms. who do not meet criteria above, Priority 5 Asymptomatic individuals not mentioned above. Director s Order for Testing,Residents and Staff of Nursing Homes. This action is being taken to protect residents and staff. Each nursing home shall require its employees to be tested in. accordance with ODH Guidelines, Testing shall be conducted in accordance with ODH Guidelines.
Nursing homes may be required to provide additional. information, ODH will provide guidance to mitigate facility staffing shortages. in the event staff who are positive are unable to work. This order takes into consideration and is intended to be. Heather Coglianese Senior Legal Counsel Ohio Department of Health Dr Applegate Medical Director Ohio Department of Medicaid James Hodge Chief Bureau of Regulatory Operations Ohio Department of Health Miscellaneous Notes Visitation Ursel McElroy Director Ohio Department of Aging Reminders amp Resources Responsible RestartOhio Lance Himes Chief of Staff Ohio

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