Omicron Staff Update: January 14, 2022

On Friday, January 14, we hosted a special staff session to discuss the evolving situation with Omicron, the hospital’s response and what this changing information might mean for GRH team members.

GRH Omicron staff update panel:

– Bonnie Camm, Executive VP, Clinical Services

-Dr. Bill Ciccotelli, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control

-Jennifer O’Brien, VP, People, Communications and Engagement

-Shelley Schmidt, Director, Infection Prevention and Control

-Marc Simard, Director, Employee Health and Wellness

GRH President and CEO, Ron Gagnon also provided a welcome.

The panel addressed:

-Omicron variant

–current state and projections

-GRH’s response to Omicron

-Staffing, bed capacity

-Testing

-What to do when you have tested positive, been exposed/live with someone that has symptoms

-Vaccine boosters/effectiveness/where staff can get a booster

-N95 use and supply

View a recording of the session here.