Patient tests positive for COVID-19 at rehab facility in Mobile

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UPDATE: Ashland Place Health and Rehabilitation, LLC’s parent company, Northport Health Services, contacted News 5 Tuesday afternoon with an update. Spokeswoman Madolyn Kirby told us the resident who was treated at their facility was sick, so they sent her to the hospital. The hospital staff tested her for COVID-19 and the results came back positive eight days later. Ashland Place Health and Rehabilitation, LLC notified staff, patients and their families immediately after receiving the results. Kirby said everyone who came in contact with the positive patient was tested. The results have not come back yet. If anyone tests positive, they will let us know. The patient who tested positive is isolated and hospitalized.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – WKRG News 5 has learned a patient at Ashland Place Health and Rehabilitation, LLC in Mobile has tested positive for COVID-19. Ashland confirmed the case to WKRG News 5. And, a family, who has a relative getting treatment at the facility, told WKRG News 5 the patient came to them from a hospital eight days ago. They also tell WKRG News 5 a health care worker who was working closely with the patient was sent home for 14 days as a precaution.

Ashland Place Health released the following statement to News 5:

On Sunday ( March 22nd), one of our residents at Ashland Place complained of not feeling well.  The resident was sent to the hospital for further evaluation.  We received notification Friday afternoon that she tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  The staff members with whom spent substantial amounts of time were asked to go home and self-isolate.
Ashland Place is enacting the required protocols to help ensure the safety of our residents and our employees.  All protective protocols are in place, appropriate testing of residents and staff are underway, and restricted access to the facility in accordance with federal health care guidelines has been implemented.  Only visits that are medically necessary or for hospice visitation will be allowed, and then only under restricted conditions. 
We are asking for the understanding and patience  of the families with loved ones in our care as we do our very best to ensure the wellbeing of our residents.  

Ashland Place Health and Rehabilitation

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