Coronavirus updates from Alliance partners

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

COVID-19 Employee Resource Center
COVID-19 information and concierge support for Dignity Health Arizona employees is now available in one convenient place. to access child care options, Arizona business resources, and discounts and deals, visit dignityhealth.org/azemployeeresources.
 
Daily Video Update from Linda Hunt
To view the daily video message from Dignity Health Arizona Division President Linda Hunt from Friday, April 10, click here. The message covers supplies and community donations.
 
Balance Masters Course Moves Online
Because of COVID-19, the Balance Masters course offered by Barrow Neurological Institute will be offered online in place of previously offered in person classes. The course offers strength exercises to improve balance and reduce falls. Click here to watch.
 
Virtual Care Available from Dignity Health
Dignity Health’s Virtual Care Anywhere offers a free, one-time COVID-19 screening for a virtual visit for individuals who may be exhibiting mild to moderate COVID-19
symptoms. If follow-up care or additional testing is needed, participants may be  directed to their primary care physician or a community testing site. To access a free virtual visit, click here and download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Or call 855-356-8053. To access free visit, use coupon code COVID19.

Valleywise Health

Current COVID-19 Cases

  • Confirmed Positives in House: 12 (VHMC)
  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI): 6 (VHMC)
  • Behavioral Health Screenings in Last 24 hours: 11
  • Patients Discharged: 2

Mask Fittings
Employees looking for help in sizing masks can call Employee Health and Wellness. Call ahead to make an appointment for a fitting. (602) 344-5210.
 
OHSO Delivers Hand Sanitizer
Valleywise Health purchased hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer from OHSO Brewery – which came in 9 kegs! Several breweries are temporarily turning their distilleries into makeshift hand sanitizer plants to provide much-needed hand sanitizer for health care systems around the country.
 
State Childcare Assistance Resources
The State of Arizona is committed to making sure parents have access to the resources they need as they work to get our state through the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact the Governor’s Office or visit arizonatogether.org to register for priority childcare, search for enrichment centers, or sign up to volunteer or donate to your community.
 
Outpatient Behavioral Health Teams Thanked
Please recognize and thank Outpatient Behavioral Health Specialty nurses and team specialists at ACT, FEC and Mesa SBHC as they continue to visit patients’ home to give injections, assist with medication monitoring, deliver food and check on people who are too sick to come to the clinic. Many of the individuals being served have no family or other support and would be alone if it were not for the team’s support. 

Creighton Alliance GME

How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients
If you are exposed, click here for guidance and to see what restrictions you face as a health care worker.
Click here for Information on how to refresh your PPE technique.
 
What to Do If You Get Sick
If you get ill or are sent home for an elevated temperature, please call your program coordinator immediately. A resident health nurse will contact you for counsel on when to return to work.
 
Learning Opportunities
Many board review online courses are offering courses free of charge during this time. Check to see what your specialty is offering. In addition, the Society of Critical Care Medicine is offering free online critical care training for non-ICU physicians. Visit sccm.org/covid19. Another resource is COVID-19 Toolbox – Evaluation and Treatment for COVID-19.