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An update from Nursing and Rehab: June 5, 2020

Yesterday afternoon, we received guidance from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on the phased-in reopening of nursing homes. Phase I of the reopening plan does not change any of our current practices until we have 14 days without any positive or suspected cases...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 29, 2020

We are happy to report that we remain well and healthy! We learned on our weekly COVID Call with the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that IHCA has drafted and submitted a plan for phased reopening of nursing homes to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). We...

Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency received best in class

Congratulations to the Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency staff for receiving customer experience awards from Pinnacle Quality Insight in the following areas: Specific Care Issues; Care From The Agency’s Home Health Providers, and Recommend This Agency To...

An update from Nursing and Rehab: May 22, 2020

We have come to the end of another week, grateful to be COVID-19 free. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo this week giving states guidance for phased in opening of nursing homes. While we have not seen specific guidance from the...

An update from Nursing and Rehab : May 15, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning May 8th, 2020, Nursing Facilities must begin reporting their COVID 19 data regarding illnesses, staffing, and PPE through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) that links to the...