Update on Travel
It is strongly recommended that Residents and Fellows do not travel domestically or internationally at this time. Creighton University has banned any business or educational travel.
If you travel internationally, reentrance may be delayed, which could impact your eligibility to finish your residency. International travelers also may be placed in quarantine if indicated by CDC guidelines. Click here for details.
If you travel domestically, you may need to mask for 14 days and monitor for symptoms while you return to work. Click here for more information.
Residents are essential personnel and should report to work regardless of Creighton University announcements. If you have concerns, please contact your program for information on the process.
Please contact your GME office for questions around types of leave available for specific circumstances. The university has expanded leave for Residents and Fellows who may need to be quarantined.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
New Employee Market
St. Joseph’s food and nutrition services team is setting up the new employee market today. Employees can start purchasing essential items during the rollout. The store will be in full operation on Tuesday, March 31. Café 1895 will sell essential food and hygiene items from 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Items will be sold at cost. Cash, credit card, and payroll deduction will be accepted. Some limitations and restrictions apply.
Ensuring Patient Privacy
Dignity Health Arizona employees are reminded to be mindful of what they’re sharing. Patient privacy is important, as is other confidential health information. Everyone has a responsibility to protect the privacy of their patients, colleagues, and confidential health information. What employees discuss or post on their personal social media accounts can be taken as a direct reflection of the organization. If sharing about your work, please use your best judgment.
Honoring our Doctors
Valleywise Health extends a Happy National Doctors' Day to its extraordinary District Medical Group physicians. Read the message from Valleywise Health President & CEO Steve Purves and District Medical Group President & CEO Kote Chundu. Click here.
Current COVID-19 Cases
- Confirmed positive: 6 (VHMC), 1 (Behavioral Health)
- Persons Under Investigation (PUI): 3 (VHMC), 14 (Behavioral Health)
Foundation PPE Drive
Valleywise Health Foundation continues its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive this week as reinforcement for the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at Valleywise Health. Learn more here.
Thanks for Donation
Thank you Dr. Suzanne Kish, DMP, MSN/ED, RN, Chamberlain University College of Nursing Associate Dean of Student Learning, and Student Learning Specialist Lisa Castro, BSN, RN, for your generous donation of masks and face shields, surgical masks, iso gowns, exam gloves, surgical caps and sterile gloves.