CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m.) – Eastbrook Center, a skilled nursing center in Charleston, confirmed today that one additional patient has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient has been transferred to a local hospital. In total, eight patients have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 125 patients tested at the onset of testing and one patient test is pending. A separate COVID-positive unit has been constructed within the center so positive-COVID patients can safely receive care in isolation.
All Eastbrook employees have been tested over the last week. Three employees tested positive and remain in isolation at home. Two hundred thirty-three employees tested negative.
“In accordance with our preparedness plans, the West Virginia National Guard will begin re-testing patients and employees at Eastbrook this evening,” said Larry Pack, Chief Executive Officer of Stonerise Healthcare. “We are keenly focused on stopping the spread of the virus and additional testing will help us identify individuals who need to be in isolation.”
Eastbrook Center is taking all necessary precautions to prevent further spread of the virus including following CDC protocols and working cooperatively with state and local health officials.
Limited visitation protocols have been in place within each of the 17 skilled nursing facilities supported by Stonerise Healthcare across West Virginia since March 13, 2020. Limited visitor access means no individual, regardless of reason, is allowed to enter a facility, except under specific circumstances.
For more information, visit http://www.stonerisehealthcare.com/coronavirus-update/.
Media Contact: Kristin Anderson