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Providence Update Regarding Recent Patient

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  • Written By: Pat McBratney

Providence Medical Center is committed to protecting the safety of our hospital patients, healthcare providers and community and remains in close contact with the Wyandotte County Health Department, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure proper precautions are followed.

A patient presented to the Hospital’s Emergency Department by ambulance from a nursing home on Tuesday, March 10. Our staff and physicians immediately provided lifesaving care to stabilize the patient’s condition, following all infection control protocols set forth by KDHE and CDC.

Unfortunately, the patient died less than 24 hours after admission due to complications. It was decided to take samples post-mortem for COVID-19 due to observed dissent, low blood pressure and high fever.

Our hospital has identified the staff who came into contact with the patient while providing care and is following all guidelines regarding healthcare work exposure.

We extend our deepest condolences to the patient’s family. At this time, our top priority remains protecting public health and ensuring the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers, and community.

If you would like additional information, you may contact KDHE by calling 1-866-534-3463; visiting www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus; or emailing COVID-19@ks.gov.