While we have seen some of the most trying times in the history of our organization, we remain thankful that we are more fortunate than many other organizations who have been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions we have taken very early on have helped us maintain the health and safety of our residents. Though we recognize that there is still much to be learned about this virus and how to combat it, we continue to educate our staff and update policies and procedures along side the many changing recommendations and regulations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, NYS Department of Health, and the Federal Government. Our hope is that our preparation, planning, our luck, and our faith continues to keep our campus safe.
As of this writing, we do not have any community spread of COVID-19. We have no cases with staff or residents. As you may have read in the Buffalo News, we did accept one resident at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center to an isolated wing a few weeks ago. We followed New York State Department of Health guidance that required us to take COVID-19 patients, and we were happy to serve the needs of the community, of this patient, all in accordance with our mission. Our staff did an amazing job and deserve many accolades for not just the care of this patient who needed our help, but the care of all the residents. They continue to amaze us in what can often be a thankless, critical time.
In an effort to continue to keep you informed, we will be doing town hall messages which can be accessed via our website, thegreenfields.org. We have created a new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can send your questions to be addressed in upcoming messages.
We thank you for your patience and support during this time. We, just like all of you, look forward to the time when this is behind us and you can join us again here on campus with your loved ones. In the meantime, please know we are taking care of them as if they were our own family, and they are in the best hands they can be.
Niagara Lutheran Health System
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community