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COVID-19 U-Turn Program at Rutland Regional

The COVID-19 U-Turn Program is designed for a select group of patients who present to the Rutland Regional Medical Center Emergency Department with illness secondary to COVID-19. To participate successfully in the program, eligible patients must meet specific clinical and social criteria. These criteria have been developed by both Emergency and Hospital Medicine providers and are intended to identify those patients who can be safely monitored and treated at home with wrap-around support services.

COVID-19 Journal

COVID-19 Journal

This Journal is provided to patients to help them manage the diagnosis of COVID-19.

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The Program Is Not:

  • Appropriate for all patients
  • Meant to replace hospital level of care

The Program Is:

  • An option for a select cohort of patients who have agreed to:
    • Skilled Nursing Home care services
    • Transitional Care Nursing Visits
    • Monitor vital signs including pulse oximeter
    • Meeting with hospitalist provider via telehealth following discharge
    • Return to the ED if symptoms worsen
  • A collaborative process involving:
    • Patient Support person
    • ED Staff including providers, nursing, case management
    • Other internal care providers including Hospital Medicine and
      Transitional Care
    • Home Care
    • Oxygen Vendor
    • Primary Care Provider

We are hopeful to begin utilizing the program the beginning of February. If you have any questions or concerns please contact any one of the following collaborators:

Kathy Boyd, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCM, RN-BC, Sr. Director Care Management

Danielle Robillard, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Hospital Medicine

Sam Helinski, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CCCM, Clinical Transition Liaison

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701802.775.7111

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