Tag: COVID-19

ThedaCare Updates Visitor Restrictions
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ThedaCare Updates Visitor Restrictions

Precautions Continue to Protect Patients, Team Members and Communities  During the most recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, ThedaCare implemented heightened visitor restrictions across the health system to continue caring for our communities, while minimizing the potential for exposure to the virus.   Due to a decline of COVID-19 cases in our communities, ThedaCare...

Can Weight Loss Surgery Help in the Fight Against COVID-19?
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Can Weight Loss Surgery Help in the Fight Against COVID-19?

From improving heart health to lowering a person’s diabetes risk, weight loss surgery can offer a variety of known benefits for people with obesity. And now a new study suggests another possible benefit: having weight loss surgery may help better prepare you to fight COVID-19 if you become infected with the virus.      About the...

ThedaCare Implements Updated Visitor Restrictions
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ThedaCare Implements Updated Visitor Restrictions

Precautions Taken to Minimize Impact of COVID-19 and Protect Communities  Over the last several weeks, local communities saw a sharp rise in the number of people who needed inpatient hospital care, followed by a decline in the number of patients admitted, due to the omicron COVID surge. During that surge, ThedaCare implemented heightened visitor restrictions...

ThedaCare Offers Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19
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ThedaCare Offers Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibodies are currently one of the most effective treatments for COVID-19 infections, significantly reducing the incidence of hospitalization and the severity of symptoms when administered within seven days of the onset of symptoms. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) authorized their use beginning in the fall of 2020.   “Monoclonal antibodies have been used for...

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At-Home Testing

Four Quick Facts About At-Home COVID-19 Testing  As COVID-19 continues to spread across our community, many people are looking for a quick way to know if they have the virus. Taking an at-home antigen COVID-19 test—also known as an over-the-counter test or self-test—can help you determine if you can go to work, attend an event,...

ThedaCare to Resume Surgeries
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ThedaCare to Resume Surgeries

Teams Responding and Adapting to Provide Care for Communities  The omicron COVID surge has led to an increased number of positive cases in the region. As predicted, local communities saw a sharp rise in the number of people who needed inpatient hospital care, followed by a decline in the number of patients admitted, a trend...

ThedaCare Implementing Heightened Visitor Restrictions
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ThedaCare Implementing Heightened Visitor Restrictions

Masking Required, Precautions Taken to Minimize Impact of COVID-19  As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, ThedaCare will implement heightened visitor restrictions and safety precautions throughout the system. The restrictions will help team members continue to care for communities, while minimizing the potential for exposure.  Screeners will continue to be...

COVID-19, Testing Q&A With Dr. Baeseman
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COVID-19, Testing Q&A With Dr. Baeseman

On Friday, January 14, we hosted ThedaCare Connection: A Live COVID-19 Q&A Facebook Event. During this special online discussion, Dr. Zachary Baeseman, a physician in Family Medicine and Obstetrics, answered questions about COVID-19 testing and the current state of the virus spread in our community. We’ve pulled together a few highlights based on our conversation.  

ThedaCare Experiences Record Number Of COVID-19 Patients
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ThedaCare Experiences Record Number Of COVID-19 Patients

System to Defer Non-Urgent Elective Surgeries, While Safely Providing Acute Care for Emergent and Chronic Conditions Throughout the pandemic, ThedaCare has been committed to protecting health and safety, and keeping communities informed of the evolving situation and its impact on our region and at ThedaCare. “Because of the dramatically rising levels of COVID-19, ThedaCare is...

COVID-19, Steps to take if showing symptoms or exposed.
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COVID-19, Steps to take if showing symptoms or exposed.

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading quickly, many people have questions and concerns about how the virus may affect themselves and their families. What’s more, updated CDC guidelines have some people confused about the new “rules” for quarantining and testing.  Zachary Baeseman, M.D., a physician at ThedaCare, says one of the most important things...