Josh Hart of Plumas Wired spoke against the purposed Verizon Cell Tower to be built in the City of Portola near the EPHC campus.
Concerning a Proposed new Loyalton Medical Clinic property acquisition, a commercial property opportunity has been presented in Loyalton as a possible replacement for the current Loyalton clinic. On Main Street, the site would provide improved exposure for Eastern Plumas Health Care and includes ongoing rental income from 50% of the site.
A financial assessment is being conducted to determine refurbishment costs to meet RHC regulations along with the costs to acquire the building.
A replacement modular was budgeted for this fiscal year however this opportunity would provide ongoing rental income, higher visibility and a more viable asset to the hospital.
Drive-through flu clinics resulted in 280 vaccines given in Graeagle with the line backed up to the frosty and some having not gotten a flu shot in 15 years, according to Chief Nursing Officer Penny Holland. 329 flu shots were given in Portola week before last.
Good news: Plexiglass partitions have been ordered so families can be screened and join loved ones at the skilled nursing facilities, hopefully by November 2nd. Families have not been able to enter the skilled nursing facilities due to COVID-19 and no residents have tested positive. And all residents have received their flu shots.
Compassionate care is now under Comfort Care as Hospice has not been able to enter the skilled nursing facilties. Family can come in at the bed side with limited contact.
Census for each skilled nursing campus is 55 with a budgeted goal of 56 for each unit. Staffing is challenging and it’s hoped to have another C.N.A. class in the spring.