Weekly Update – August 18, 2022

We have identified new cases in a Health Center resident and employee. There are currently 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in Health Center residents/employees. We are in Outbreak Status. Affected Households include: 3 Northwest and 1 Southeast. Visitors are allowed for all residents.

COVID-19 cases/testing at the Stonehill Communities Health Center, as of August 18, 2022:

Positive Resident Cases: 7 Residents; 136 Recovered

Positive Employee Cases: 3 Employees; 284 Recovered

Residents Tested w/ COVID-19 symptoms or Surveillance Tested (including pending): 332 (0 Pending)

Employees Tested for COVID-19 for Symptoms or Exposure (including Pending): 606 (2 Pending)

COVID-19 test results at Stonehill Communities Assisi Village as of August 18, 2022:

Number of Positive Residents at Assisi Village: 0 positive; 25 recovered

Number of Positive Employees at Assisi Village: 2 positive; 20 recovered

As a precautionary measure to reduce risk of exposure, residents in 1 Southeast and 3 Northwest are asked to remain on their respective units, though they may go outdoors if they are not having symptoms. Group activities for these households have been suspended and meals will be served to residents in their rooms. As risk of exposure and cases decreased, a return to regular activities will be reevaluated.

Community Announcement

On Wednesday, August 17, we announced to staff that both Stonehill Communities and our Administrator Peggy Stockel have been selected to receive State awards through LeadingAge Iowa, our State advocacy group for organizations providing aging services. Congratulations to the whole Stonehill team on the 2022 "Excellence in the Workplace Award" and to Peggy as the 2022 "Award of Honor" recipient!

Excellence in the Workplace Award

This award recognizes a LeadingAge Iowa member organization that demonstrates effectiveness in fostering and advancing a healthy work-place culture, promotes diversity and an environment that supports the recruitment, retention and development of staff at all levels of the organization.

Award of Honor

LeadingAge Iowa’s highest award honors the late Francis Lackner, the association’s first executive director, and pays tribute to his distinguished service, dedication and foresight in aging services. This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of aging services as a representative of a LeadingAge Iowa member organization and is a recognized leader within their community, the state and national level.

The formal awards presentation will take place at the LeadingAge Iowa Fall Conference in September.

If you have any questions regarding visitation or our ongoing precautionary measures you may contact Peggy Stockel, V.P. of Operations or Matt Jahn, Director of Health Services at 563-557-7180.

Thank you,

Peggy Stockel
V.P. of Operations/Administrator

All previous updates can be read at: https://www.stonehilldbq.com/coronavirus/