September 18, 2020 Letter
Dear Residents, Employees, Family Members, Legal Representatives and Health Care Providers:
In our update letters for the past month, we have discussed the COVID outbreak at Lodge of the Wabash. Regretfully, we lost a third resident to the virus on September 14, while the resident was hospitalized.
At this time, there are no Lodge of the Wabash residents residing on the COVID isolation unit at the facility. A staff member tested positive for the virus last week and is in quarantine as required by public health directives.
Another round of staff and resident testing has been conducted this week. All the resident tests have returned negative and we are still awaiting results for staff.
Outdoor visitation at the Lodge of the Wabash remains suspended at this time and will remain suspended until the facility has no additional symptomatic or COVID-positive residents and staff for 14 days.
We would like to thank those who were instrumental in obtaining a grant for community COVID testing in Vincennes. We received the following e-mail this week announcing the grant:
“The Knox County Health Department has secured a grant for Community-based testing support. The grant agreement period is through June 30, 2021. Patients visiting the clinic must call 812-885-8941 to check in and to receive further instruction for testing. Those wanting a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms, can be tested at the clinic, which will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and again from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at 1813 Willow Street, Vincennes, Indiana. Good Samaritan Hospital on Monday announced that the new testing site has been folded into the Convenient Care Clinic at 1813 Willow Street, Vincennes, Indiana 47591. This is a cooperative effort between the HD, Good Samaritan Hospital and Vincennes University.”
We are grateful that staff members, family members, visitors and providers will have a testing site nearby for the safety of our residents!
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact the facility administrator or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Shellie M. Sonnentag, DNP, AGPCNP-C, CD
Vice President of Clinical Services
Real Property Health Facilities Corp.
435 Village Walk Lane Suite B
Johnson Creek, WI 53038