• Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on August 18th, 2016

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    Zika Update #5

    With the news this afternoon of two new cases of Zika in Miami Beach, the number of non-travel-related cases of the Zika virus continues to tick upward. As of yesterday, there were 33 such cases in the state, as well as 461 travel-related cases and 63 cases involving pregnant women. As a healthcare organization, we’re […]

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    Posted on August 4th, 2016

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    Zika Update #4

    Dear Colleagues: As you know, the Zika virus and its implications for South Florida continue to be an important topic of conversation for our community and for us as healthcare providers. The situation is changing rapidly, and we’re following it and making appropriate changes to our response and to our plans along the way. We […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on July 29th, 2016

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    Monitoring Local Transmission of the Zika Virus

    This morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that it is likely that Zika virus is actively being transmitted by local mosquitoes.  The Florida Department of Health gathered enough information as part of its ongoing investigation into non-travel related cases of the virus in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to conclude that a high likelihood exists that […]

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    Posted on October 31st, 2014

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    Ebola Update #4 to Baptist Health Staff – Oct. 31, 2014

    Today, we are moving off of the Level 3 activation as it relates to the Ebola situation, and we are returning to normal operations across the organization. Moving forward, we are going to focus on a few key actions: • We are going to consolidate the groups that have been working on Ebola readiness and form […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on October 24th, 2014

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    Ebola Update #3 to Baptist Health Staff – Oct. 24, 2014

    In the News •  The NIH reports that the nurse who contracted the Ebola virus after treating a patient in Dallas is now free from the virus. •  The other Dallas nurse, who is being treated for Ebola at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, is regaining her strength and continues to improve. •  Reports also indicate […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on October 16th, 2014

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    Ebola Update #2 to Baptist Health Staff – Oct. 16, 2014

    Thank you for the many positive comments and good suggestions related to the update from Monday. I encourage you to continue to bring forth your comments. As expected, the situation has continued to evolve over the last 48 hours. We continue to closely monitor the Texas Hospital circumstances to learn anything that might apply to […]

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