April 30: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- DAILY PATIENT STATS
- DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS
- PATIENT COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE
- “FLATTENING THE CURVE” GRAPHIC
- THANK YOU FOR FOOD DONATIONS; COLLECTION CONTINUES
- NO TOWN HALL MEETING THIS FRIDAY; NEXT ONE SLATED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 8
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 390 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 12 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 4/29. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who sought testing at or were hospitalized at Michigan Medicine or reported their testing to Occupational Health Services. Some Michigan Medicine employees may have been tested outside our system.
PATIENT COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE
For the safety of our patients and staff, today Michigan Medicine began proactively testing all patients admitted to our hospitals regardless of presence or absence of symptoms. Testing went smoothly today, and next week we will begin testing for COVID-19 prior to procedures performed in our operating rooms or procedure areas.
Overall Hospitalized Patients COVID-19 Testing Status (4-30-20):
- 270 orders placed via HITS and six manually entered.
- As of 2:20 p.m. today, 50 percent of patients’ swabs have been sent for testing.
- Thanks to our “Swab Squad,” we have collected around 130 samples. Still finishing 9C and Mott adults.
- Psychiatric Emergency Services process: follow the same process as the Emergency Department
- Units will need to continue to monitor for patients that have not been COVID-19 tested via the COVID-19 report daily.
Inpatient Testing Toolkit
- Algorithm for Pre Admission COVID-19 Testing (4/29/20)
- COVID screening and testing information for patients (4/29/20)
- Healthcare worker Information regarding inpatient COVID testing (4/29/20)
Emergency Department Testing
“FLATTENING THE CURVE” GRAPHIC
The graphic below clearly illustrates that our number of hospitalized patients is heading downward and that social distancing efforts are working to reduce spread in our community. It also illustrates the hard work of all of our Michigan Medicine teams. This graphic can be found here and is updated daily every afternoon.
THANK YOU FOR FOOD DONATIONS; COLLECTION CONTINUES
The pandemic has exposed new food insecurity issues and access to food pantries has been limited. Michigan Medicine started a food collection drive three weeks ago, in collaboration with Food Gatherers. The community response has been tremendous. To date, we have collected approximately 11,659 pounds of food (the equivalent of 9,745 meals), and 2,059 pounds of non-food items such as diapers and toiletries.
Thanks for the full attention and teamwork on addressing this social determinant of individual and community health. Food Gatherers continues to need donations, and NCRC will remain open as a drop-off site. For information on where available food access points for food insecure patients and others, go to: https://www.foodgatherers.org/?module=Page&class=Pantries.
NO TOWN HALL MEETING THIS FRIDAY; NEXT ONE SLATED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 8
There will be no Town Hall meeting this Friday. Next Friday, Michigan Medicine leaders will host a Town Hall meeting at 2 p.m. to review details on the Economic Recovery Plan and answer questions.
Still have questions?
We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark that site and refer to it throughout the day for the most up-to-date information. An FAQ for staff is also posted and updated frequently.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered as quickly as possible. Do not use this email for sharing patient health information.
Jeffrey Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer