Coronavirus updates from Alliance partners

Valleywise Health

Current COVID-19 Cases

  • Confirmed Positives in House: 7 (VHMC), 20 (Behavioral Health)
  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI): 0 (VHMC), 0 (Behavioral Health)
  • Behavioral Health Screenings in Last 24 hours: 4
  • Patients Discharged in Last 24 hours: 3

 

Education Sheet: Decontamination and Reuse Process for N-19 Respirator Masks

In an effort to extend the supply of N-95 respirator masks, Valleywise Health Medical Center is mirroring a decontamination procedure developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center using ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. See education sheet here.

Please don't come to work sick!

Employees who clock in or log in for their shift are attesting that they do not have a fever of 100.4F or higher, a new or worsening cough within the last 24 hours or worsening shortness of breath. Employees with any of these symptoms are required to immediately notify their leader. The only exception is when working remotely at a non-Valleywise Health site. Under those circumstances, employees may log in and work as long as they feel well enough to do so. A false attestation may result in discipline up to and including termination.

Telehealth Visits

With nearly 11,000 virtual visits completed or scheduled since March 24th, the total represents more than $3 million in total gross charges. Valleywise Health's telehealth service continues to see increasing growth and success providing needed health care to our community.

Food Deliveries/Café Coupons

As a token of appreciation, Valleywise Health Foundation has teamed up with community and corporate partners for special deliveries. Meals are being delivered to Valleywise Health locations this week and next. For those working at Valleywise Health Medical Center, unit managers will receive café coupons to distribute to their teams today and tomorrow. Enjoy!

Elective Surgeries

Hospitals will be able to perform elective surgeries starting May 1. AZ Central spoke with Dr. Ross Goldberg, Special Ambulatory Medical Director and President of the American Medical Association, about what that means for hospital and how they will have to prioritize procedures to be done. Click here to read the story.