Coronavirus Preparedness

Recognizing that we live in a global community, and as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak develops and officials learn more about the virus, Mount Nittany Health is closely monitoring the situation and staying prepared by following the most current guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and others. We are also committed to keeping you informed about Coronavirus and what matters most to you.

We are here and open for you.

Getting the care you need, when you need it, matters. That’s why we’re here to continue to deliver advanced care with compassion that you can count on. You can feel confident that we’ve taken steps to ensure your safety while you trust us with your care.

Mount Nittany Health COVID-19 Community Hotline: 814.231.7111

Mount Nittany Health has a dedicated COVID-19 hotline available to the community: 814.231.7111. The COVID-19 hotline will be answered daily from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm.

COVID Alert PA

Download the free COVID Alert PA app to add your phone in the fight against COVID-19. 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. 

Update: Mount NIttany Health 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 three days prior to 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-19 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 mask.

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


To the doctors, nurses and hospital staff on the front lines, thank you.

 

Thanking our healthcare heroes

To showcase our community’s appreciation for our doctors, nurses and hospital staff during this unprecedented time, we are pleased to announce a new 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.

Mount Nittany Medical Center celebrates discharge of coronavirus patient

On May 1, 2020, Mount Nittany Medical Center discharged one of its first COVID-19 patients, marking a significant milestone in Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier. Read the full article here.

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