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Bayhealth Responding to Statewide Influenza Outbreak
1/11/2013 1:15:19 PM

Like health care organizations throughout Delaware and across the country, Bayhealth – Kent General and Milford Memorial – is adapting hospital facilities to meet the local community’s increased need for care. Making more inpatient beds available and increasing staffing are two of the initiatives currently underway. 

Bayhealth Chief Medical Officer Gary Siegelman, MD, says the best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated.  “Vaccines are still available and are effective against this year’s strain of flu.  Physician offices, clinics and many drug stores have ample supplies of the flu vaccine.”

Bayhealth took a more aggressive approach to preparing for this year’s influenza season, starting proactively by requiring physicians, employees, volunteers and contractors to get the vaccine or wear a surgical mask in patient areas. Over 95% of Bayhealth employees received this year’s vaccine.

To complicate the upsurge in influenza cases, the community is also experiencing an increase in Norovirus – commonly known as the “stomach bug.”  Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting, and the virus is easily transmitted from person to person.  Anyone can get the Norovirus. It is not related to influenza, and there is no vaccine to prevent Norovirus.

Bayhealth is asking for assistance from the community during this time. If you wish to visit patients at Kent General or Milford Memorial: 

  • Visitors should receive approval from nursing before entering a patient room.
  • Only immediate family should visit.
  • No one under 18 years of age should visit.
  • Visitors should disinfect hands using the gel dispenser located inside each patient care unit as they enter and exit. 

Learn more about influenza symptoms, prevention and treatment  by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. The Centers for Disease Control also have information on norovirus on their website at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Norovirus/.

Audits at the Schools Beginning 2013
1/9/2013 10:25:27 AM

 

Audits in 2013

Beginning January 2013, Bayhealth's Externship Coordinator, Paula Bodner, will come to your school to review/audit the student and faculty files for compliance. See the Faculty portion of the Bayhealth website for more details.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
12/20/2012 3:17:03 PM

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Congratulations to the December graduates of 2012!  We wish them well in pursuing their new careers. 

 

Have a SAFE and HAPPY HOLIDAY and a great beginning to your New Year.

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2013!

Flu Season is here!
10/5/2012 4:04:25 PM

Students and faculty who are completing clinical experince at Bayhealth are eligible to receive FREE immunization against the 2012-2013 influenza virus.

People who choose not to receive the flu immunization must wear a surgical mask at all times when caring for our patients.  

Dates and times can be found on Webster's Face Page under IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS....also you may call Occupational Health with question: Dover  678-1303 or Milford 430-5705.

 If you have already recieved your flu shot bring proof of immunuzation and receive your own"I'm Vaccinated" tag to wear on your uniform!  Our gift to you for putting patients 1st! 

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Shoulda got my flu shot.....

Faculty Manual Change
9/28/2012 3:52:50 PM

Faculty Manual Changes....please see the section titled...

 IV Medications and High Risk Medications

No changes have been made since the 2011-2012 edition.  I deeply apologize for the error and hope you know that a major change like this would not be implemented without your input.

We want your students to have clinical experiences with managing IV solutions, setting up tubing/pumps, and hanging piggy- back medications.

A big "Thank You" to those of you who called or emailed questions about "the change".  Your queries resulted in us finding the mistake and fixing it this afternoon.   The Faculty Manual has been removed and the correct Faculty Manual should be posted no later than end of business day Monday 10/1/2012.

It's time to consider carpooling!
7/6/2012 3:35:48 PM

 

 I appreciate your willingness to work with us as we continue to grow.  Please encourage carpooling to the Bayhealth clinical sites as your students return to school in August.  Clinical opportunities expand for your students as we continue our growth.  Space in the parking garage will be limited this year.

Together, we can accommodate each other's needs.  As I receive more information about parking I will forward this to you!   Enjoy your summer.  

Best regards,

Kate Salvato, Director

Education Department

Office number 302-744-7188

Congrats/Summer
5/30/2012 8:20:32 AM

Congratulations See full size imageto the graduates in the Class of 2012....     

 

 

 Have a safe, fun and relaxing summer. See you in September or earlier!

Under Construction
1/20/2012 1:32:02 PM

Coming soon...to serve you and your students better!

Please check back in with us January 30th, 2012

Parking for Students and Faculty Effective January 30, 2012
1/20/2012 1:09:06 PM

Welcome to our new parking facility.

Beginning Monday January 30, 2012  Students & Faculty will be asked to park in the garage.

  • To insure there are parking spots for everyone please car pool.
  • To avoid ticketing please display your Bayhealth parking permit on the dashboard of your car.
  • Be certain to park on the 4th level of the garage.
  • Thank you for choosing Bayhealth as the site for your clinical education!

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