Current COVID-19 Cases
- Confirmed Positives in House: 8 (VHMC), 24 (Behavioral Health)
- Persons Under Investigation (PUI): 1 (VHMC), 0 (Behavioral Health)
- Behavioral Health Screenings in Last 24 hours: 9
- Patients Discharged in Last 24 hours: 0
Negative Pressure Rooms for Aerosolized Procedures
Valleywise Health has activated 18 new negative pressure rooms in IDU1 and IDU3 at Valleywise Health Medical Center. The CDC states that negative pressure rooms are part of the first line of defense to decrease transmission of COVID-19 during aerosolized procedures. Thank you to the Valleywise Health Facilities/Maintenance team, Kitchell Construction and others who worked diligently to convert the spaces to negative pressure rooms. Click here to see an interview featuring Jo-el Detzel, VP of Ancillary and Support Services, with AZFamily discussing the value of negative pressure rooms.
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grant
The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded Valleywise Health Foundation a $500,000 grant to support addressing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Funding will support innovative responses and defray increased costs incurred due to the coronavirus.
Northrop Grumman Donations
Northrop Grumman Corporation has become a big supporter of Valleywise Health Foundation. The global aerospace and defense technology company recently donated goggles and face shields and awarded funding for COVID-19 relief. One of the company’s engineers led the charge to make 400 face shields using 3-D printers.
Can the Heat Kill COVID-19?
Valleywisew Health Dr. Frank LoVecchio spoke with ABC15 Arizona about whether the heat can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here to watch the story.