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COVID-19 inpatient dashboard


Daily update for January 19, 2022

COVID-19 in our Community

The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 is rising across Centre County and the surrounding communities we serve, reflecting a national trend. The dashboard provides vital information about patients currently being treated at the Medical Center and resources we are using to care for them.

Mount Nittany Health Pandemic Response

We are operating under our pandemic response plan to adjust our services for care for COVID positive inpatients and those who need us for acute care. Measures include: 

  • Dedicating areas of the hospital as COVID-19 wings
  • Restricting visitation
  • Daily decisions to cancel or reschedule elective surgeries and procedures that require an overnight stay. As the COVID positive admissions increase, it will be necessary to take additional steps to adjust our services to meet the needs of our patients. 

Please continue to check back for updates.

Sign up now for your COVID-19 vaccine

Pennsylvanians ages 5 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Ages 18 and older

Patients of Mount Nittany Physician Group can schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for first, second, third or booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 814.278.4600 to schedule an appointment. 

Note: Mount Nittany Physician Group is only offering vaccine appointments to current patients. If you are not a patient of Mount Nittany Physician Group, visit vaccines.gov/search to find other COVID-19 vaccine providers in our region.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Ages 5-17

On January 5, the CDC expanded its recommendation of booster doses for children ages 12-17.

Parents/guardians of  Mount Nittany Physician Group patients can schedule an appointment for first or second doses for ages 5-17 or booster doses for ages 12-17 by calling 814.466.7921.

Note: Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics is only offering vaccine appointments to current patients. If you or your child are not a patient of Mount Nittany Physician Group, then you may schedule a vaccine appointment with  Centre Volunteers in Medicine.


 

Weekly COVID-19 update

January 14, 2022

Today, Mount Nittany Medical Center is caring for 44 COVID-19 inpatients ranging in age from 25 to 93 years old. The average daily census of COVID-positive inpatients in January to date is 45. 

According to Pennsylvania Department of Health data, just 14 days into January, Centre County has already surpassed its record for the highest number of confirmed positive cases in a month at 3,243. The previous record, set in December of 2021, was 3,154 confirmed positive cases.

Read the latest update


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

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody therapy is offered at Mount Nittany Medical Center to patients with a provider's order to receive the therapy. Healthcare providers should use the Monoclonal Antibody Provider Order Form to order monoclonal antibody therapy for their patients. Instructions on how to order and schedule therapy are included on the form.

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.

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

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.