COVID-19 Inpatient and Vaccination Numbers
As of Thursday, April 22, 13 COVID-19 positive patients are hospitalized at Denver Health. Ten are on inpatient floors, and three are in the Intensive Care Unit. As of 10 a.m. today, Denver Health had administered 141,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 information for Denver County can be found by visiting Denver Public Health COVID-19 data.
Epic Storyboard Now Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Status
The Storyboard side panel that opens up to the left of a patient’s information or chart in Epic now shows their COVID-19 vaccination status. The COVID Vaccine row shows three vaccine statuses: None, Partial and Complete. You can hover over the status for additional information such as vaccine brand and date administered. This will even show the status of vaccinations done outside of Denver Health if an approved clinician has ‘reconciled outside information’ in the patient’s chart. To learn more, click here.
Face Coverings Required in all Denver Health Facilities
A handful of reports have come in from patients that some staff members have not been wearing masks or have not been enforcing the policy for all patients and visitors to wear protective face coverings. Per state public health order, face coverings are required in every hospital in Colorado and per city mandate, face coverings are required in indoor, public settings throughout Denver. In addition to our own obligation to wear a mask or face covering at all times when inside buildings on campus (except when eating/drinking or in a room alone with the door closed), we have a duty to ensure that our patients and visitors are doing the same. While staff and patients may be vaccinated, face coverings are still important in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your commitment and support as we protect ourselves and our patients.
If you see a patient or visitor who is not abiding by the public health order, please politely remind them that face coverings are still required and ask them to put on theirs. If you do not feel comfortable approaching the patient or visitor yourself, alert your supervisor. If the patient or visitor becomes aggressive or you feel threatened, please call the Security Dispatch Center at 303-436-7444 and ask for assistance. Find more here on how to manage pushback against masking.