As a significant first step on our way back to normalcy, we will resume meal service in the dining rooms tomorrow, just in time for Mardi Gras. This will require face masks and social distanced seating, but residents who choose to do so will be able to share a conversation over a meal at a dining room table for the first time in many months. In a planned phase-in of less-restrictive measures, dining room meal service is a significant and important place to begin.
February 15, 2021
From the Executive Director: I am happy to be able to report that the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine is complete! Virtually all of the residents, and a majority of the employees, have received the second dose, with the balance to receive the second dose on February 1. I feel especially blessed when I consider that only a tiny fraction of the US population – just 1.2 million Americans – have received both doses of the vaccine. And there’s more good news to share: on our most recent coronavirus testing, all employees tested negative and just one resident tested positive.
January 20, 2021
From the Executive Director: Despite the promising results from the previous two weeks, it seems that the “holiday surge” may have caught up with us, as a number of employees have tested positive. I have always been confident – and I continue to be confident – that Regina Health Center employees take the coronavirus very seriously. We do so for ourselves and for the safety of our families, and we do so for the well-being of our residents. I have always been proud of how protective we are of our residents – and of each other.
January 15, 2021
Happy New Year! Many of you will, no doubt, agree with my sentiment of “good riddance to 2020”! as we look forward to a new year full of potential and promise. As we embark into 2021, we do so with enthusiasm and good news to share. On the most recent COVID-19 testing, I’m happy to report that once again all test results are negative – both residents and employees! An additional measure of good news is that we are less than a week away from the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
January 6, 2021
As we begin the new year by honoring the Blessed Virgin as the Mother of God, we ask for her intercession and protection. Although we continue to live in the reality of a COVID-19 world, we are blessed and grateful that the coronavirus continues to have a diminished presence among our residents and employees.
December 31, 2020
From the Executive Director: As we approach the holy Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, I want to wish all of you a blessed and Merry Christmas! Several recent developments here at Regina Health Center are contributing to a merrier Christmas for our residents and employees. Most significantly, our most recent COVID testing results showed no new coronavirus cases among the residents! Also this week, both residents and employees were among the very first in Ohio to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
December 23, 2020
Regina Health Center, a 5-star-quality skilled nursing and assisted living facility serving Northeast Ohio, is among the top U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. Regina Health Center earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for long-term care.
December 17, 2020
From the Executive Director: Our coronavirus vaccine clinic has been scheduled! Regina Health Center residents and employees will receive the first injection of the vaccine on Monday, December 21st, and the second dose on January 11th. Pharmacists and pharmacy staff members will be administering the vaccine, with our staff facilitating the process. Residents will be assisted in all aspects of the process.
December 15, 2020
Letter from the Executive Director: I’m happy to be able to report that our coronavirus situation continues to improve. For the second week in a row, there are no residents exhibiting any symptoms. We did have three positive COVID tests this week, bringing our in-house total to five. Likewise, only one employee tested positive this week, and that employee remains asymptomatic. This week, we also endured the fourth survey by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) since the pandemic began. Each has been focused on infection control and prevention, and each survey has resulted in no deficiencies.
December 11, 2020
We are extremely grateful to every one of our generous donors who gave yesterday for #GivingTuesday #weGiveCatholic 2020. Regina Health Center exceeded our goal of $15,000 and raised $18,200. A heartfelt thank you to all those that support Regina Health Center with your time, talents or treasures be it financially, emotionally and spiritually. Stay healthy and be safe this Christmas holiday season.
December 2, 2020
In the new issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter, there are stories about how spiritual enrichment has continued in new ways during the pandemic, a preview of the 170th anniversary of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, a Holy-In-One recap and more. The cover story highlights how one donor has been helping frontline health care professionals advance their skills through continuing education for 20 years.
November 16, 2020
Please enjoy this unique view of the Mt. Augustine property, which is home to Regina Health Center. Thanks to Josh Shivak, son of our Director of Nursing Marti Shivak, for using his awesome drone skills to showcase the beautiful 240 acres of the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine.
November 5, 2020