PICU doctor at Childrens Hospital tests positive for COVID-19 – KETV Omaha

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SUPPLIES AND AVOID CROWDS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. DAVID: WE’VE ALSO LEARNED A DOCTOR TESTED POSITIVE AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HERE IN OMAHA. WE KNOW THE EMPLOYEE WORKS IN THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. THE HOSPITAL SAYS IT CONTACTED PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EX

PICU doctor at Children’s Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

A doctor in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the hospital. A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to KETV NewsWatch 7 that the doctor tested positive for the coronavirus and that the hospital contacted people who may have been exposed.Children’s Hospital and Medical Center issued the following statement:”As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community and health care workers are affected, our hospital epidemiologists, working with our Employee Health and Infection Prevention teams, respond to staff and patient exposures based on the CDC’s defined categories of risk and individual levels of contact. This response includes communicating closely with patients and staff members who come in contact with a positive individual and advising them on proper precautions to take. Patients will be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of new illness, particularly fever and cough.”Our top priority is the safety and health of our patients, families, staff and fellow community members. Like every health care organization at this challenging time, we are working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.”

A doctor in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to KETV NewsWatch 7 that the doctor tested positive for the coronavirus and that the hospital contacted people who may have been exposed.

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center issued the following statement:

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community and health care workers are affected, our hospital epidemiologists, working with our Employee Health and Infection Prevention teams, respond to staff and patient exposures based on the CDC’s defined categories of risk and individual levels of contact. This response includes communicating closely with patients and staff members who come in contact with a positive individual and advising them on proper precautions to take. Patients will be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of new illness, particularly fever and cough.

“Our top priority is the safety and health of our patients, families, staff and fellow community members. Like every health care organization at this challenging time, we are working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.”

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