Possible COVID-19 case at Driscoll Children’s Hospital
Driscoll Children’s Hospital has learned one of its employees has symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The employee had contact with an individual who had recently traveled in the U.S. and subsequently became a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19. Learning this information, the employee removed herself from Driscoll and immediately notified Driscoll Administration and the Health Department.
The employee has been tested for COVID-19; however, test results are not back.
The employee worked one day before developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. A day before the employee developed symptoms she had contact with three patients. The families of the three patients have been notified. The Health Department has given direction that the three patients are low risk and should be monitored for symptoms only. No testing has been requested by the Health Department for the three patients.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital has a COVID-19 Task Force in place and is working closely with the Nueces County Health Department and following CDC guidelines.
About Driscoll Children’s Hospital …
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Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2019, Driscoll had almost 142,000 patient visits, including more than 46,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created exclusively for children.
(Information received from a press release)