30th Anniversary Celebration on June 7 Honors Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA
Regina Health Center is 30 years old and we’re celebrating throughout the year, including a special evening dinner celebration on Wednesday, June 7. Join us as we celebrate 30 years of providing quality, compassionate care at a tented experience on the beautiful grounds of Regina Health Center. The celebration includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, beer and wine. During the dinner, we will be honoring Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA.
March 9, 2023
Regina Health Center Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Mission-Driven Care
Regina Health Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine opened Regina Health Center in 1993, collaborating with 22 Catholic religious congregations within the Cleveland and Youngstown Dioceses to ensure that the long-term health care needs of religious sisters, brothers and priests would be met with high quality health care services. Today, that mission remains as strong as ever, while also including serving lay people.
January 3, 2023
Communication Update December 9, 2022
Currently, we have six residents who recently tested positive for COVID. Thanks be to God, none has serious illness – just mild symptoms. With the holidays nearly upon us, many will want to visit with loved ones who are residents here at RHC. While we welcome visitors, we encourage everyone to exercise good judgment and to err on the side of caution, for the well-being of our residents.
December 9, 2022
Communication Update November 2022
At Regina Health Center, we have so much to be thankful for: Our residents and staff have remained mostly healthy, and COVID symptoms have been mild, on the rare occurrence when there has been a positive case. Our wonderful employees have done a heroic job of caring for our residents throughout this pandemic, for which we are so very grateful.
November 18, 2022
New Video Provides a Virtual Tour of Regina Health Center
Regina Health Center is pleased to release a new video that offers a virtual tour of the ministry and its facilities and grounds. Created in partnership with Knox Marketing, the video provides a brief overview of the mission of Regina Health Center and its commitment to providing exceptional care, and an overview of the faith-based activities available, services and amenities offered, and variety of activities.
September 22, 2022
Rehab Spotlight: Short-Term Inpatient Stay Helps Patient Get Back on Her Feet
After fracturing her pelvis, Anita Zaccaro was unable to return home after a hospital stay and spent 10 days recovering at Regina Health Center. She provided an account of the experience she had and the care she received in the most recent issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter.
August 30, 2022
The Heart of Regina Health Center: Mary Undoer of Knots Helps Residents Connect and Get “Untangled”
The latest issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter features an article about a prayer program that helps residents connect and get “untangled,” a spotlight on a rehab patient, an article about the Holy-In-One Golf Outing, a letter from Executive Director Mark Yantek, news updates and more.
August 25, 2022
COVID-19 Update March 9 2022
Currently, we have two residents who recently tested positive. Thanks be to God, neither one has serious illness – just cold-like symptoms. These are the first positive cases since just after the New Year. We will be conducting targeted testing on the affected units, per CMS directives. Despite the CDC’s recent recommendation to the general public that COVID precautions can be relaxed, these recommendations do not apply to us. Healthcare institutions operate under the auspices of CMS and the Ohio Department of Health, and their directives have not changed. All employees and visitors are still required to wear a mask at all times, and all are required to have their temperature taken and answer a wellness questionnaire each visit.
March 9, 2022
Communication Update COVID December 30, 2021
I am writing to update you on the status of the coronavirus pandemic here at Regina Health Center. Despite the high percentage of residents and employees who are fully vaccinated and boostered, we are not immune from the ill effects of the virus. Recently, some residents living on the 2A and 2B units have tested positive. As of this writing, a total of 15 residents are positive, as well as 5 employees. Thanks be to God, most cases are mild to moderate, although a few have had more serious symptoms. As a precaution, we are discouraging general visitation in the most affected areas. We are also temporarily closing the beauty shop and suspending dining room service on the 2nd floor to help limit the ability of the virus to spread. If possible, we encourage all those who are planning a visit to reconsider until the worst of the surge is past us. A telephone call or a virtual visit is a safer alternative.
December 30, 2021
Communication Update December 21, 2021
Once again, our celebrations and festivities will be accompanied by pandemic awareness and COVID precautions. But, we will have the comfort and consolation of being able to visit with family and loved ones. According to CMS and CDC guidance, visitation is permitted, as before, and residents are permitted to leave the facility as well. Because of the surge in the omicron variant, we are asking everyone to take a cautious approach for the health and well-being of our residents. We are requesting that masks be worn at all times, even during visits. Also according to CMS and CDC guidance, visitors are permitted to visit only in residents’ private rooms. Residents with a roommate should visit in a lounge or parlor away from others. Once temperatures are recorded and visitors have signed in, guests are asked to go directly to the resident’s room, refraining from accessing other areas of the facility. Regrettably, this means that guests are not permitted to share a meal with the residents in the dining rooms or attend Mass in the chapel or other Activities events. Refrain from visiting if you are unwell. Cold-like symptoms are often the precursor of a positive COVID test. Influenza and other upper respiratory infections can have a very serious negative effect on our vulnerable population.
December 21, 2021
Communication Update November 13, 2021 Visitation All Open
We have received the results from last week’s COVID testing and they reveal no additional positive cases. This means that the residents living in the targeted testing areas of 2B and 2C are once again permitted to leave the unit and visitors are once again welcome to those areas. We will once again complete testing of all targeted residents and staff this week, as required. Assuming that negative test results are received after this week’s testing, we will continue to welcome visitors to all areas of the building. At this time, no residents are suspicious for coronavirus, thanks be to God.
November 13, 2021
Communication Update November 9, 2021 Guest Visitation
Unfortunately, we have identified a positive case of COVID among our direct care staff. The staff member only worked in the 2B & 2C areas of the building. Please pray for a quick and complete recovery of the affected individual. As required by CMS and CDC guidance, we are completing testing of all residents and staff this week in the appropriate, targeted areas of 2B & 2C. Residents on these units are not permitted to leave the unit, except for medical appointments. Unfortunately, this also means that we are required to postpone visitation for 2B & 2C areas of the building while we complete testing. 1C, 2A and Assisted Living residents may continue to have visitors at this time. We will complete testing of all targeted residents and staff this week. If negative test results are received after this week’s testing, we will again open visitation to all areas of the building the week of November 15th, 2021.
November 9, 2021