Indiana Hospitals' Response to Coronavirus

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The World Health Organization is classifying the outbreak of COVID 19 as a pandemic.  This is a rapidly developing public health emergency and the Indiana Hospital Association is working closely with Governor Holcomb, and the Indiana State Department of Health, federal agencies including Centers for Disease Control and the American Hospital Association to ensure that Hoosiers receive the care they need during this challenging time. We are doing our best to bring you the latest information as it evolves and encourage you to stay current on the latest guidance.  ​​


What the Public Needs to Know


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Want to learn more about what Indiana hospitals are doing?

The  Indiana Hospital Association recently launched whyhospitals.com, a website designed to serve as a central source for information for Hoosiers, particularly the role of hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes information from clinicians around the state, highlights the heroic work being done by healthcare professionals to care for patients and provides information on how you can help. Hospitals across the state are providing information for the site, which will be updated frequently.


What are the hospital visitor restrictions?

Many hospitals and skilled nursing facilities have put in place special visitor restrictions to protect patients and the public. Hospitals have  rescheduled elective outpatient surgeries and procedures, as well as put in place additional precautionary limits. Please check your local healthcare facility's website or social media for more information.  Our Hoosier hospitals are doing everything they can to protect their patients, their workforce and the public while caring for those who are facing this pandemic. Please contact your health care provider for additional information or visit your hospital’s website page.

IHA Offers Guidance on Business Reopening and Testing​​​


Business Guidance: As the Governor’s Back on Track plan rolls out, many businesses are requesting information on safe business practices as they reopen. Businesses and employees have a key role in preventing and slowing the spread of COVID-19 by being flexible in their business practices and responding to new information as it is made available. Find practical advice here on how to keep your business safe and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.​


Testing Guidelines: Testing capabilities in the state of Indiana continue to increase. Along with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their priority groups for testing for COVID-19, Indiana has developed recommendations for prioritizing testing in the state.  Please visit here for more information on these recommendations.​


For Healthcare Professionals​​


Indiana State Dept. of Health: Information for healthcare professionals

CDC: Resources for Healthcare Facilities

CDC: Resources  for Healthcare Providers

IHA Covid-19 County Data Tracker​

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Hall Render:  Covid-19 Resource Center

IHAN: Indiana Health Alert Network 

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Cases Tracker ​

Gallagher Pandemic Preparedness​

IHA COVID-19 PPE Toolkit    Last Updated 5/1/2020

IHA COVID-19 Visitation Toolkit   Last Updated 4/10/2020

IHA COVID-19 Visitation Guidance  Last Updated 5/25/2020​

FocusOne Solutions Offers Tips for Staffing During COVID-19 Pandemic​​​​

IHA's COVID-19 Supplier Guide for PPE, Equipment, Staffing, and Spa​ce


Hospital - Long Term Care Transfer Guidance​​​​

COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Discharge  to Long-Term Care Facilities Updated 8/17/2020​​

ISDH Hospital to Post-Acute Care Transfer COVID-19 Assessment​ Updated 5/11/2020

Probari ISDH COVID-19 Hospital Hand-Off to Nursing Home

Probari ISDH COVID-19: Nursing Home Accepting Transfer from Hospital

Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings CDC Interim Guidance updated 4/30/2020

For detailed assistance please contact:

Andy Vanzee, Vice President of Regulatory and  Operations

Karin Kennedy, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety 



Message to the Media

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Please direct all media inquiries to:

Dixie Platt, Vice President of Communications and Federal Relations 

c: 314-805-4722

Tamie Lockman, Digital Content Strategist

c: 317-442-5237

 
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