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Renewing Our Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

 

Renewing Our Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

Author: Cat Goodyear, PA-C, Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care

This time last year, North Carolina was preparing to Shelter-in-Place, due to the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in our state and around the country. As we ...

Renewing Our Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

 

Renewing Our Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

Author: Cat Goodyear, PA-C, Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care

This time last year, North Carolina was preparing to Shelter-in-Place, due to the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in our state and around the country. As we just passed the one-year milestone of this historic event, it is important to reflect on how our communities have managed the pandemic, and to renew our commitment to beating COVID-19. We have come so far in the fight against COVID-19, now is the time to double-down our efforts to vaccinate and prevent the spread of the virus. Let’s end this chapter in our history—and move forward smarter, safer, and stronger.

With the abrupt closing of schools, businesses, and workplaces, routines we depended on for social, physical, and emotional wellbeing collapsed quickly. Thankfully, our creative and persistent spirit was not broken, and we discovered new ways to meet these needs. From taking family bike rides to meeting with friends on Zoom, we managed quarantine with courage and ingenuity. Neighbors met outside in socially distanced circles, friends delivered meals on front porches, families skipped annual parties, and everyone washed their hands. Then washed their hands again!

YMCA facilities also closed, but leadership and staff regrouped and reopened with new purpose and expanded programming to serve their communities in many vital ways. Gymnasiums were converted to E-Learning Academies; childcare services expanded to allow first-responders, healthcare, and other essential employees to continue their work; many thousands of meals have been and continue to be provided to children and families; weekly blood drives began; calls were made to check-in on local senior citizens; and trainers developed virtual fitness videos that brought classes into homes.

These changes, and those of every individual who did their part, kept us going in body, mind, and spirit. One year later there is a vaccine available, and cases of the illness are declining steadily in our state. Between February 9 and March 8, the number of COVID-19 cases dropped by 74%; hospitalizations dropped by 48%, and in the past 8 weeks our state has administered more than 2.9 million doses of the vaccine in the fight against COVID-19. See the COVID-19 dashboard here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard. These are impressive and encouraging statistics that every North Carolinian should celebrate.

Now more than ever is the perfect time to reflect on and renew our dedication to fighting COVID-19. With students returning to school, small businesses reopening, and YMCA facilities welcoming back members, it may feel like we can relax our behaviors and return to our “Pre-COVID-19” lives. I certainly share in the hope that the worst is behind us, but we are in no way finished with this race.

Ninety percent of North Carolina residents have not been vaccinated. New clusters of high infection rates continue to occur all over the state. We may see the finish line, but the only way we will cross it is with diligence and continuous effort. Every person needs to “Wash. Wait. Wear.” Wash your hands effectively and often. Wait at least 6 feet from others. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Also, as difficult as it is, please avoid social gatherings that do not align with Gov. Cooper’s current executive order through March 26: 25 people for indoor and 50 people for outdoor events.

North Carolina is doing an excellent job of vaccinating residents! Large health systems are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Groups 1, 2, and 3, which includes all healthcare providers and staff, Long-Term Care residents and staff, anyone 65 years and older, and all school and child- care workers. Getting vaccinated is our best chance at ending the pandemic so please, “Find your spot to take your shot”!

We have come so far and have already sacrificed so much, but we can and must WIN this race! Please join the YMCA and your community to end COVID-19 and celebrate health and happiness together.

Here are two ways to schedule your vaccine:

●             Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 1-888-675-4567 (Free Call)

●             Make an appointment online at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/find-your-spot-take-your-shot

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Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in the Park Road Community

 

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in the Park Road Community

(Charlotte, NC – February 23, 2021) – Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, which serves the community with world-class, accessible urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses a...

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in the Park Road Community

 

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in the Park Road Community

(Charlotte, NC – February 23, 2021) – Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, which serves the community with world-class, accessible urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, as well as COVID-19 rapid testing, opened a new location on Park Road yesterday. The new urgent care center is located at 4304 Park Road in Charlotte, across from the Park Road Shopping Center.

“Novant Health is pleased to strengthen our partnership with GoHealth Urgent Care with the opening of this new Park Road location,” said John Howard, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Medical Group. “Together, we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional urgent care services to the communities we serve.”

This new Park Road center, as well as the rest of the 21 Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers, are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, including holidays. Those seeking care for injuries and illnesses can save their spot online for convenience and walk-ins are always welcome. For patients seeking care from the comfort of their own home, including COVID-19 testing without symptoms, we recommend that you schedule a Virtual Visit for an evaluation, at which time we will advise you on the most appropriate testing options.

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers have been serving the Charlotte community for over two years and treat adults and children six-months and older for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Patients can be seen for hundreds of common health concerns, including flu, fever, asthma, allergies, minor cuts, burns, pink eye, urinary tract infections, fractures, sprains, strains and more.

“We are excited to bring this new center to the Park Road community. It is another step in providing expanded access to high-quality and convenient healthcare,” said Kirsten Jones, North Carolina Regional President for Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care. “Our patients are our top priority, and we are grateful for their trust in our integrated system of care.”

To learn more about the Park Road center services, to save your spot online or view a full list of in-network insurance plans, visit /nc.

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and most technology-forward urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates approximately 160 urgent care centers in the greater New York metropolitan area, the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and South Eastern Connecticut, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Delaware. GoHealth Urgent Care is a TPG Growth portfolio company, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has more than $103 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit /.

 

About Novant Health

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 2,300 physicians and over 36,000 employees that provide care at more than 700 locations, including 16 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2020, Novant Health was the only healthcare system in North Carolina to be included on Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity list. Diversity MBA Magazine has also ranked Novant Health third on its 2019 list of "Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work." Novant Health provided more than $993.2 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services, in 2019. For more information, please visit our website at NovantHealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care teams up with MSG Sports to welcome back fans

 

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care teams up with MSG Sports to welcome back fans

NEW YORK, NY - Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care is working with MSG Sports to offer a convenient, trusted COVID-19 PCR testing solution for fans who have been welcomed back to Madison Squar...

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care teams up with MSG Sports to welcome back fans

 

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care teams up with MSG Sports to welcome back fans

NEW YORK, NY - Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care is working with MSG Sports to offer a convenient, trusted COVID-19 PCR testing solution for fans who have been welcomed back to Madison Square Garden. Teaming up with MSG is a natural extension of the expansive support Northwell-GoHealth providers have provided to the New York community throughout the pandemic.

“As New Yorkers look to resume some sense of normalcy – and that includes attending Knicks and Rangers games at Madison Square Garden –diagnostic testing continues to be an important way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” said Adam Boll, executive director of joint venture operations at Northwell Health. “That’s why MSG Sports has teamed up with Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care to provide PCR testing so fans can safely return to The Garden and enjoy a truly New York experience. The pandemic appears to be on a downswing and vaccination certainly offers protection, but testing is still the best defense to ensure that we stop the spread.”

All MSG ticket holders must receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before the event and present the printed or mobile test results upon entry with a ticket. Northwell-GoHealth is ensuring that ticket holders who receive PCR testing through its custom, dedicated process will have their results in time for their MSG event.

After purchasing tickets, MSG Sports customers will receive a link to schedule a brief Virtual Visit where they will receive a clinical evaluation and a confirmed testing appointment as part of the telehealth session. Test results will be posted on a confidential Patient Portal in advance of the event.

“We are proud to support MSG Sports as it welcomes fans back to Madison Square Garden,” said Susan Bortone, senior director of operations at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care. “The custom COVID-19 PCR testing process we have designed for MSG Sports, combined with our deep COVID-19 clinical and testing experience, should give spectators confidence that their test results will be available in time for them to enjoy game day.”

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and most technology-forward urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates approximately 160 urgent care centers in the greater New York metropolitan area, the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and South Eastern Connecticut, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Delaware. GoHealth Urgent Care is a TPG Growth portfolio company, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has more than $103 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit /.

 

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 74,000 employees – 18,500 nurses and 4,500 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

About Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.

Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information is available at www.msgsports.com.

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