Donate Blood, Save a Life
Our community, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing a chronic, ongoing blood shortage. Blood donations are paramount to supporting the health needs of a community. Donated blood supports trauma/emergency treatment, surgeries, transfusions, cancer treatments, and more.
Please consider scheduling time to donate blood via the American Red Cross this month. You could save a life!
A Test Worth Taking
We know that easy access to testing is a tool that will help us continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Since the beginning, Meritus Health has been committed to offering easy, free testing to anyone in need. We’ve recently improved our processes and flow at the drive-thru testing site off Crayton Boulevard.
Last week alone, our teams collected more than 3,000 tests. The average wait time was less than 30 minutes all week!
We also expanded our hours of operation, to include Sunday hours from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We will continue to assess the needs of our neighbors and work to ensure they continue to be met.
The Lowest High
This week was a record-breaking week at Meritus Medical Center, but not in a good way. We reached an unfortunate new milestone, the highest number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at the same time at the hospital. Last Friday, our dedicated teams were providing care to 99 COVID-19 patients. These numbers need to take a different turn. Please continue to make informed decisions – wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands, and get vaccinated.