May 6: 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
- RPAN TESTING NOW AVAILABLE
- VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
- STORY OF HOPE FOR NURSES WEEK
- UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 427 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 11 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 5/5. 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. Access to a new source or external COVID lab testing was made available on 5/4/20. This picked up a large number of employees who were not previously known to be tested which are now included in the dataset as of 5/5/20.
RPAN TESTING NOW AVAILABLE
RPAN testing is now available at ambulatory sites. RPAN testing should be reserved for immunocompromised patients with viral respiratory symptoms for whom the results would impact clinical care. COVID-19 is not included in the RPAN order and must be ordered separately, but both RPAN and COVID-19 PCR testing can be performed using the same NP swab sample.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Leaders will host a virtual town hall on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. to discuss the Economic Recovery Plan and answer questions about this process.
If you would like to submit questions in advance, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TOWN HALL QUESTION.”
Please click the link below to join the Town Hall:
Or iPhone one-tap :
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278
STORY OF HOPE FOR NURSES WEEK
Nurses Week kicked off today, and everyone at Michigan Medicine wants to give a shout out to our nursing team for all they do every day and especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. Today is a great day to read a story of hope featuring one of our nurses, Michelle Davis, who became a COVID-19 patient herself at Michigan Medicine. Check out her story here on our Michigan Health blog and watch the inspiring video of her discharge from the hospital.
UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE
The need for blood donations remains crucial. Michigan Medicine is hosting a two-day blood drive May 19-20 in the Towsley Center Lobby. This drive is limited to employees and only by appointment. Appointments are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code “goblue” to make an appointment. Details about donating or volunteering at the drive can be found here.
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 email@example.com 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