Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 Cases

% of BMC Census

BMC Total Inpatients:

 63

 19.5%

BMC Inpatients Requiring Intensive Care:

 26

 53%
Cumulative COVID+ Patient Discharges:

 975

 
Staff Testing Positive Within Last 24 Hours/Cumulative Staff Who Have Tested Positive

 3 / 287

 

Massachusetts

83,421  

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NEW: COVID-19 Trends

Although we will continue to care for patients with COVID-19 in the coming months, the last few weeks have brought encouraging signs. The number of patients with COVID-19 at BMC continues to drop. We have now decreased from a high of 225 COVID-positive patients in the third week of April to 63 patients as of today. The decline is also accelerating in terms of the percentage of our total BMC census that is comprised of COVID-19 patients.

The number of admitted patients with COVID-19 is also declining, and is now at 14 per day versus 33 per day in early April. In addition, the number of discharges of patients with COVID-19 remains high. As mentioned in previous communications, we are seeing an increase in our non-COVID patients and are transitioning efforts to further prepare to care for more non-COVID patients.

REMINDER: Wellbeing Resources Available for All Employees

While we are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases at BMC and in Massachusetts, the emotional impact of this pandemic continues. We want to remind you of the wellbeing resources and support available for all BMC and BUMG employees. A list of these resources can be found on the COVID-19 Behavioral Health and Wellbeing page on the Hub and are available off-campus at https://www.bmc.org/employee-support-resources. In addition, an expanded resource guide for physical, mental, financial, and other wellbeing resources during COVID-19 can be found here.

UPDATE: COVID Recuperation Unit at East Newton

Since opening its doors on April 9, teams at the COVID Recuperation Unit (CRU) at East Newton Pavilion have welcomed 228 guests who are experiencing homelessness and need a place to recover from COVID. Currently, the CRU is consolidated on one floor and has 51 guests, and the average length of stay has been seven days. The unit continues to be critical to our BMC operations as the COVID surge declines, and our Med/Surg census increases. This work would not have been possible without many of our colleagues, from across the hospital, taking on two and even three new jobs over the past several weeks to get the CRU up and running and caring for our guests. THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to our patients and the community!


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