1. Prisons, jails will reignite the coronavirus pandemic unless we act to stop it | OPINION

    The high rate of COVID-19 infections in some of our nation’s prisons and jails is a stark warning of what could happen if our nation continues to treat inmates and healthcare workers in those facilities as second class citizens, unworthy of personal protective equipment. The outbreaks among the incarcerated will contribute to the current overburdening of hospitals. But more ominously, as asymptomatic inmates are released they will infect their communities, as will correctional healthcare workers who travel daily from their facility to their home. If our nation wants to turn the corner on the global pandemic, we must move quickly to address this aspect of the crisis. Read the full Op Ed here:  

  2. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Partner Webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A special thank you to Captain Curtis Childs from Oakland County, Michigan and Major Alfonso Starling from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office for joining Wellpath to share your insight and best practices. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.  

  3. Wellpath Honors Our Frontline Fighters

    To our heroes on the front lines – we see you, we hear you, and we appreciate you more than you will ever know. The world will never forget your courage and compassion.   Click the video below to view a special tribute to our frontline fighters!  

  4. Partner Webinar Video and Presentation Notes – Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Partner Webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A special thank you to Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead (Durham County, NC); John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections (Pennsylvania DOC); and Chris Oppman, Deputy Secretary of Administration (Pennsylvania DOC) for joining Wellpath and sharing your insight and best practices. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  5. Wellpath Announces Enhanced Pay and Benefits for Frontline Team Members

    MOVE IN RESPONSE TO “HEROIC WORK BY A DEDICATED TEAM PROVIDING HEALTHCARE TO THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US” DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.  NASHVILLE, TN – Wellpath today announced a set of bonuses, increased paid time off and other benefits to help the thousands of frontline team members in sites providing clinical care during the coronavirus crisis.  In announcing the changes, Wellpath CEO Jorge Dominicis said, “Our primary goal is always to provide the best healthcare to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. The only way we can do this is by making sure our dedicated team is supported, safe, and healthy. Their heroic work is meeting the challenges of the Coronavirus head on, and we will continue to do everything we can […]

  6. Keeping it Clean

    Avoid infection with cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene One of the best ways to avoid infection with COVID-19 is keeping a safe distance – at least six feet – from an infected person. That may be difficult in most correctional or detention facilities. While the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 from hard surfaces or paper products is lower than airborne, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) promotes good hand hygiene and cleaning/disinfecting of living, recreation and work areas. This article highlights the key points related to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection in the CDC’s Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities. Wellpath medical staff follows these CDC guidelines to minimize the chance for infection. Additional details […]

  7. Flattening the Curve

    CDC guidelines protect staff, medical personnel, visitors & patients One of the best ways to protect against the COVID-19 is to avoid contact with the virus. Do not touch it. Do not breathe it. Maintain six feet of distance between people. Use the prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE). COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus. It threatens everyone without regard for age, sex, or socio-economic status. It affects leaders of countries, doctors, nurses, and incarcerated individuals equally. It has no respect for the economy or business timelines. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says, COVID-19 has its own timeline. The best advice for avoiding COVID-19 is to minimize contact to the virus by […]

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