Shore Medical Center Issues Letter About COVID-19 Patients

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Shore Medical Center in Somers Point

The following is a letter to the public from Shore Medical Center in Somers Point:

There are patients being treated at Shore Medical Center, suspicious for COVID-19 virus infection.

Shore continues to follow its informed and precautionary COVID-19 triage processes when patients present to the hospital for evaluation to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect and keep our staff safe and care for the patients and families.

Recently, one of the patients hospitalized at Shore was a confirmed positive for COVID-19 and we anticipate being informed of a second positive hospitalized patient. Both remain in respiratory isolation and are in stable condition.

Shore’s focus remains safe patient care and the safety of our dedicated staff.

We continue to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and are in continuous communication with our neighboring healthcare entities to learn from each other and employ consistent strategies together.

We ask that all in the community heed the call to social distance and first seek an electronic contact with your primary care provider before visiting any medical setting for symptoms unless you would otherwise seek 911 for symptoms that need urgent attention.

For those seeking electronic contact with a primary care provider, Shore Physicians Group is offering telehealth visits. For phone numbers to providers, visit www.shorephysiciansgroup.com.