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Thank you, McGuffey Healthcare nurses!
Thank you, McGuffey Healthcare nurses!

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. According to the American Nurses Association, there are more than 4 million registered nurses working in our nation’s healthcare facilities. We should be thankful for all that nurses do and have done for us, particularly during the past 14 months.

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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The following statement is attributed to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA

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Nursing homes are open to guests again: How do I visit?
Nursing homes are open to guests again: How do I visit?

In addition to outdoor visitation on the front porch, McGuffey Healthcare now offers indoor visitation in the Honeysuckle Dining Room. This area has been specially prepared, and we have guidelines to stay in compliance with regulations issued by Alabama and federal agencies. The increase of COVID-19 vaccinations around the nation has been positive news for

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Advocate for McGuffey Healthcare residents to retire after 43 years
Advocate for McGuffey Healthcare residents to retire after 43 years

After graduating from college and preparing to embark on her career, Donna Wright trusted that God would place her where she belonged. Fortunately, that place has been McGuffey Healthcare for 43 years. At the end of this month, Donna will retire and leave behind a legacy of commitment to our residents. “Her presence will definitely

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McGuffey Healthcare welcomes the return of visitors
McGuffey Healthcare welcomes the return of visitors

McGuffey Healthcare is excited to announce the return of in-person visitation for residents and their loved ones. Etowah County and our facility have met the criteria recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health for re-opening long-term healthcare facilities to visitors. As of Oct. 22, outdoor visits

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What to expect when visits resume at McGuffey Healthcare
What to expect when visits resume at McGuffey Healthcare

Governor Kay Ivey announced the extension of the Safer at Home order for Alabama in late September. That order includes new provisions that will impact nursing home residents and their loved ones. Subject to reasonable restrictions, each nursing home resident may now receive visits from one caregiver or visitor at a time. So, what does

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Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on confirmed COVID-19 case
Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on confirmed COVID-19 case

Gadsden, Ala. — McGuffey Healthcare has learned that four of our residents tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this time and we hope for their complete recovery. After learning of this diagnosis, we implemented additional safety precautions for our residents and staff. Out of caution, we sought

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Mask up for the good of your community
Mask up for the good of your community

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Unwittingly, they can spread the virus through coughs, sneezes or even a conversation. That is why emphasis has been placed on widespread usage of cloth face coverings or face masks and practicing social distancing. To reduce

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Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on COVID-19 case
Statement from McGuffey Healthcare on COVID-19 case

Gadsden, Ala. — McGuffey Healthcare learned that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at work on June 13 and was tested on June 19. The employee is in self-quarantine and will not return to work until they are cleared by a doctor and have a negative test result.

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An update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
An update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Since news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak became known in January, like other healthcare providers, we began monitoring this situation and educating ourselves about this new virus. We feel it is important to share reliable information with our community about this global public health challenge. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person
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