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COVID-19 inpatient dashboard


Daily update for September 23, 2021

The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 is rising across Centre County and the surrounding communities we serve, reflecting a national trend. In the interest of continued transparency, and to provide the community with a clear picture of how the pandemic is affecting Mount Nittany Medical Center and our staff across the health system, Mount Nittany Health is making a public COVID-19 dashboard available on our website.

The dashboard provides vital information about patients currently being treated at the Medical Center and the resources we are using to care for them. Statistics shared include total number of COVID-19 inpatients, number of patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) care and patient vaccination status. Updated Monday - Friday at noon, the dashboard reflects the daily number of patients we are caring for at that time.

Announcements

  • Sign up now

    On August 23, 2021, after a full review of the scientific data, the Food and Drug administration (FDA) provided full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine for those 16 years of age and older. It is no longer under emergency use authorization for adults. It is also still available for those aged 12 to 16 under the emergency use authorization.

    All Pennsylvanians ages 12 and older are eligible to schedule their vaccination appointments for the Pfizer vaccine. We strongly encourage everyone that is eligible to sign up for a vaccine as soon as possible.

    ​To register for the vaccine, click “Sign up now” and complete the form at your convenience.  You do not need to be a Mount Nittany Health patient to request an appointment, and there is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine. We will contact you with your appointment date and time.

    The Centers for Disease Control has recommended that people whose immune systems are moderately to severely compromised receive an additional 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. People who meet the eligibility requirements and attest to the criteria may request an appointment from Mount Nittany Health for an additional 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by clicking on the "Sign up now" button. For patients 12-17 meeting the eligibility criteria, appointments can be made directly at our Mount Nittany Physician Group - Boalsburg – Pediatrics office at 814.466.7921.

    ​Studies show the COVID vaccines are safe and effective.  To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page. To protect yourself and your loved ones, get the first vaccine available to you as soon as possible. 

  • Over the last several weeks, there has been an increase in transmission of COVID-19 throughout the community, and with it, a steady increase in the number of patients needing hospitalized care at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

    Due to this increase, effective August 25 until further notice, Mount Nittany Health will no longer permit visitors at the Medical Center except for special circumstances, including situations such as end of life, birth and special needs.

    In addition, one caregiver may accompany patients at the emergency department, Mount Nittany Physician Group locations, CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP, and all outpatient departments, if needed. Please be aware that depending on the circumstances, caregivers may be asked by our staff to find an alternative place to wait, such as their vehicle.

    As a reminder, all individuals within our facilities are required to wear a mask.

    For more information about our current visitor policy, click here.

Volunteering for COVID vaccine clinics

Mount Nittany Health is looking for volunteers in the community, including active or retired licensed healthcare professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, nursing students and medical students, to help administer COVID-19 vaccines at Mount Nittany Health vaccine clinics.

We are committed to administering the COVID-19 vaccine to our community as quickly as supplies are made available. We need your help to continue our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. If you are interested, please visit our COVID vaccination volunteer page to see if you are eligible and to apply.

Thank you for your continued support.

COVID-19 community hotline

Mount Nittany Health has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline available to the community.

7:00 am to 11:00 pm
covid-19-hotline

Weekly COVID-19 update

September 17, 2021

Today, we are caring for 42 COVID positive inpatients at Mount Nittany Medical Center, ranging in age from 19 to 92. Since September 1, we have cared for 76 COVID positive inpatients, compared to a total of 15 COVID positive inpatients in September 2020
Read the latest update


Monoclonal antibody treatment


September 21, 2021

Due to the increased demand for monoclonal antibody therapy medications across the state, the state has moved to a critical access allocation system. We continue to monitor this situation daily as our supply will be dependent upon this allocation. Click here to learn more. 

 


COVID Alert PA

To join the fight against COVID-19, download the free COVID Alert PA app to your phone. Get exposure alerts without compromising your privacy or personal information. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians that use the app, the more successful our efforts will be to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

Send a message to our healthcare workers

You can share your support for our doctors, nurses and hospital staff during this unprecedented time via our virtual gratitude website, courageousatheart.org. The virtual gratitude board allows community members to post their notes, images and videos of encouragement and thanks to our staff. Viewers can also share posts on the board with popular social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram.

Policies and practices for COVID-19

At Mount Nittany Health, the safety of our patients and staff is always our priority. Our COVID-19 policies and practices are updated as we see changes to conditions in the community and in CDC and DOH guidelines for the care, safety and placement of our patients. These are some of our current practices:

  • COVID testing is required of patients two to four days prior to surgery. Patients will receive testing instructions prior to their surgery.
  • COVID testing is required of women preparing to deliver a baby.
  • All patients will be screened for COVID-19, which includes a temperature check, including patients admitted to the hospital.
  • We have policies in place regarding room assignments of COVID-positive inpatients.
    • Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are assigned a room based on a combination of factors following CDC and DOH guidelines.
    • No visitors are allowed to visit patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
    • Single-patient room placement is prioritized for our inpatients whenever possible; however, a hospitalized COVID-19 patient may be roomed with another patient confirmed to also have COVID-19.
  • For the safety of our patients and staff, all patients and visitors are required to wear masks.

Patient visitation is temporarily suspended at all Mount Nittany Health locations until further notice.