Norcross, Georgia (May 13, 2020) – PruittHealth – Forsyth (Forsyth, Ga.), PruittHealth – Savannah (Savannah, Ga.) and North Carolina State Veterans Home – Fayetteville (Fayetteville, N.C.) are now operating at Alert Code Red status, with at least one presumptive positive COVID-19 case in the centers or transferred to a local hospital. PruittHealth is awaiting formal confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been in communication with the affected individuals’ families, physicians, and local health departments.
By initiating Alert Code Red for these centers, PruittHealth has continued to implement enhanced infection control protocols, including increasing cleaning frequency, postponing communal activities, ceasing visitation, and screening staff and patients daily. PruittHealth continues to urge staff to avoid contact with those who are sick and consult with a physician if they do not feel well.
PruittHealth is closely monitoring its patients in all centers who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and have notified all staff and families affected. The organization continues to follow the latest guidelines from public health officials for the safety of its patients and staff. PruittHealth’s Emergency Operations Center is available 24 hours a day for staff or patient questions and concerns related to COVID-19. Please call 855-742-5983 to be connected with a member of the organization’s team of healthcare professionals.
A family-owned organization for 50 years, PruittHealth provides a seamless network of post-acute care services and resources, offering skilled nursing care, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, therapy services, as well as pharmacy and infusion services across the Southeast. Our 16,000 employed partners serve approximately 24,000 patients daily in more than 180 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. For more information about our commitment to caring, visit pruitthealth.com.