Ivy Hall Nursing Home Reports No Covid-19 in Facility

Published 12:44 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton reports it does not have any staff or residents testing positive with Covid-19.  Under the direction of the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Jonathon Bremer, the facility chose to proactively test its staff and residents.
 On April 24th, unfortunately, the facility had 3 staff members and one resident test with a positive result from the lab, which is using one of the CDC recommended type of tests. Upon discovery of the test results, the resident was placed in strict isolation, the employees remained at home in quarantine and the facility reported the results to the health department.  Ivy Hall Nursing Home has been working closely with the department of health and following theCMS, CDC guidelines.
 Upon further testing by the department of health and the state lab, the employee and resident test results were found negative forCovid-19 and the tests were ruled false positives, which means the employees and resident did not have Covid-19. Although it was unfortunate to get a false positive result, which can happen with Covid-19tests, IvyHall Nursing Home’sstaff and residents were relieved to learn they did not have the Covid-19virus in the facility. The facility chose to know rather than ignore the possibility of someone carrying the virus in the facility. The facility remains committed to that approach.
 The next round of proactive testing of staff and residents will be conducted by the facility and sent to the health department for their state lab to process the results. The facility is very appreciative of our health department’s assistance.
 Ivy Hall Nursing Home is a CMSFive Star Rated and Joint Commission Accredited facility that will remain vigilant protecting our residents and staff by following CDC guidelines and being proactive.
 Wecovetyourprayers and support as our healthcare facility along with all in our local region and nation contend with this virus.

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