BUFFALO, N.Y (March 30, 2020) – Kaleida Health today released the following updates regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:
HONORING OUR DOCTORS – Today is the annual Doctors’ Day celebration across the country, and Kaleida Health is extending a thank you to all the dedicated physicians working tirelessly across our health system to care for the community each and every day, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaleida Health president and CEO Jody Lomeo said, “It takes deep compassion and dedication to be a doctor, especially during historic times like this. I want to thank all of the physicians in our community for their commitment to providing the best care to their patients every day, but this year we have even more to thank them for. Words can’t describe how grateful we are for their dedication during this difficult time.”
Watch (and share) Doctors Day message here: https://vimeo.com/402177828
ERIE COUNTY SHIPMENT OF PERSONAL PROTECTICE EQUIPMENT (PPE) – The County of Erie received a shipment of PPE from New York State and delivered half of it today to hospitals in the community, including Kaleida Health. This includes masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.
Lomeo added, “We are grateful to County Executive Poloncarz and his team for his continued advocacy around supplies and equipment. Coronavirus is here in our community so we, collectively, as health care providers must be prepared at all times. That means taking care of our staff. As we have said all along, it is imperative that we keep our workforce safe and healthy so we can take care of our patients.”
KALEIDA HEALTH COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND – The Foundations of Kaleida Health have launched a COVID-19 Response Fund to support the critical needs of the healthcare workforce as they continue to care for the Western New York community through the unprecedented pandemic. Donations will directly support the needs of our frontline staff and patients during this crisis.
KALEIDA CORONAVIRUS STATISTICS AS OF 1:00 P.M. MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020:
BUFFALO GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER
Inpatients: 18 confirmed cases currently in-house (8 in ICU, 10 in medical unit)
39 in-house that are under investigation
47 additional patients were tested but are negative
MILLARD FILLMORE SUBURBAN HOSPITAL
Inpatients: 15 confirmed cases currently in-house (7 in ICU, 8 in medical unit)
18 in-house that are under investigation
17 additional patients were tested but are negative
DEGRAFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
0 confirmed case currently in-house
2 in-house that are under investigation
1 additional patients were tested but are negative
OISHEI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Inpatients: 0 confirmed cases currently in-house
10 in-house that are under investigation
8 additional patients were tested but are negative