Get Caught Up: Takeaways from expert’s Metro Detroit COVID update amid ‘4th virus surge’
A Beaumont Health expert provided a concerning update about COVID and hospital trends in Metro Detroit, calling this the “fourth surge” and sharing three reasons why he believes numbers are once again on the rise.
Beaumont Hospitals start administering second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers
DETROIT – On Tuesday, some of the first Metro Detroit frontline workers who got Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine were able to receive their second dose. Three weeks ago Dr. Nick Gilpin, Beaumont Health Director of Epidemiology, was the first at Beaumont to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to get all of our healthcare workers and employees vaccinated as quickly as possible. Half of those are the second doses for frontline workers who already received the first dose. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataRead More:Questions about coronavirus?
Beaumont employees receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A group of Beaumont Health Care Heroes received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon. This virus has claimed too many lives and put incredible strains on health care workers and our health care systems around the world. Beaumont Health Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Dr. Nick Gilpin was the first person to receive the vaccine at Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health leaders recommended Dr. Gilpin and approximately 15 other health care workers in the 1A high priority group to receive the vaccine first. All other Beaumont health care workers who met the 1A high priority criteria were randomly selected to receive an invitation to get the vaccine.
Beaumont Hospital-Wayne restricts visitation as coronavirus spreads rapidly in Michigan
WAYNE, Mich. – The Beaumont Hospital in Wayne is restricting patient visitation to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise throughout Michigan. COVID patients will be allowed visitors if they are nearing the end of life. The Beaumont Hospital in Wayne is the latest of the Beaumont hospitals to issue visitation restrictions as coronavirus spread increases across Michigan. A number of other medical centers have also recently ramped up visitation restrictions as COVID-19 cases climb throughout Michigan. On Wednesday, the state reported 4,273 new COVID-19 cases and 73 new deaths in Michigan since Tuesday.
Beaumont hospitals in Dearborn, Farmington Hills and Trenton limit visitation to prevent spread of COVID
Beaumont Hospitals in Dearborn and Farmington Hills are limiting the visitation of family and friends effective Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state continue to rise. “We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Please note that while every site allows a support person to escort a patient into the Emergency Center, there is site-to-site variation regarding whether the support person may stay after the patient is registered. Our COVID-19 Data section tracks many of the key data points health officials are watching closely every single day. Track key COVID-19 data points in Michigan:
Beaumont Hospital-Taylor reinstates visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy already reinstated visitor restrictions on Tuesday, Nov. 10. “We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Visitors with a person receiving care at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Taylor and Troy must leave after bringing that person into the Emergency Center. Our COVID-19 Data section tracks many of the key data points health officials are watching closely every single day. Track key COVID-19 data points in Michigan:
Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe reinstate visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise
DETROIT – Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe are limiting the visitation of family and friends beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state continue to rise. Related: Beaumont Hospital-Taylor reinstates visitor safety restrictions as COVID cases rise“We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Patients should continue to go to any Beaumont Emergency Department for medical issues that need urgent attention. The local medical leadership at each Beaumont hospital makes the determination about when to implement visitor restrictions. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.8 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 9.9 million cases reported across the country.
Don’t delay seeing your doctor!
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by Beaumont HealthMany patients have not been seeking medical care as they normally would because of the pandemic. Host Tati Amare spoke with Dr. Nick Gilpin the Beaumont Health Director of Infection Prevention about the safety measures that Beaumont Heath has in place for those seeking medical attention. Beaumont Health has implemented numerous safeguards such as screenings of symptoms, giving out free masks and removing chairs in waiting rooms for social distancing purposes. Watch the video to learn about the safety procedures in place at Beaumont Health for your next doctor’s visit.