Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center Community Update
Deficiency-Free Infection Control Survey, Staff Surveillance Testing, Family Visitation
October 23, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center has remained COVID-free for 21 weeks now. This includes both residents and staff.
Deficiency-Free Infection Control Survey
The MA Department of Public Health (DPH) came to Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center (MAMHC) on Wednesday, October 21st to conduct a Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Focused Infection Control Survey. The surveyor was at MAMHC for approximately six hours and we received a deficiency-free survey. We are proud of this accomplishment; it helps us to know that using all of the “tools in our toolbox” related to infection control is working.
Surveillance Testing of Staff
With cases rising in the region, we are working hard to remain vigilant with all of our processes and protocols for infection control and our testing surveillance program. Currently, due to the numbers rising in the region, we are required to test 100% of our negative staff. Last week we tested 95 negative staff, with all of the results coming back negative.
After our brief closing to family visits for a few days due to the parking lot paving project, the project is completed and it is safe to open again for family visits as of today! Please call between the hours of 9:00 to 6:00 to schedule your visit. We continue to encourage virtual appointments and are happy to set these up for you too.
As always if there is anything that we can do to support you, our families, during this time, please give us a call: 508-433-4400.
Carol Kapolka, Executive Director
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center