Appling Healthcare confirms increase  in COVID-19 cases

As a result of routine weekly COVID-19 testing, the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion reports three new cases of coronavirus among residents and no results are pending. As a precautionary measure, the nursing home also tested residents who reside on the same hall. These test results came back negative. Nursing home residents will continue to be tested on a weekly basis or upon onset of symptoms, until further notice.

The nursing home has also confirmed one positive COVID-19 case among employees, with no test results pending.

All employees at the facility are continuing to be screened for respiratory illnesses and temperatures twice a day; at the beginning of their shift and in the middle of their shift. Residents are continuing to be screened three times a day. Environmental Services is continuing to clean all high-touch surfaces three times a day.

Additionally, Appling Healthcare reports five cases of COVID-19 among hospital employees and no test results are pending.

If you have questions or concerns, message Appling Healthcare via Facebook. Your message will be immediately routed to the appropriate department. Another option is to send an email to covid19@appling-hospital.org. Your email will automatically be routed to the nursing home administration team, as well as hospital staff.

If you prefer to call the hospital or the nursing home, please understand that employees are focusing on hands-on patient care. Call the main hospital phone number, (912)367-9841, and then reach the administration team through their direct extensions:

- Appling Healthcare Administration Office, ext. 1201

- Kim Jowers, Pavilion Nursing Home Administrator, ext. 2402

- Melina Edmund, Pavilion Director of Nursing, ext. 2410