Daily Stats (updated 4/30/2020 at 6:30 pm)
Lee Health has:
- 83 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 10,566 specimens for testing
- Discharged 205 patients
- 177 employees quarantined; 25 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for graphs showing a running total of specimens collected for testing and positive cases hospitalized.
A Message from Dr. Larry Antonucci
Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the first steps toward reopening Florida. Part of the first phase includes allowing hospitals (in nearly all Florida counties) to resume elective surgeries beginning on Monday, May 4. Our teams at Lee Health have been working and will continue to do so over the next weeks, to ensure we can safely resume surgical procedures with all of the personal protective equipment we need. As I have mentioned before, with hospitals and health care systems across the country beginning to perform elective surgeries again, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) may become a limiting factor. Also, in addition to ensuring we have PPE, we are working out other patient safety precautions and procedures.
Though at this moment, I cannot share an exact date when Lee Health will be able to resume elective procedures, I am proud of the way we are proceeding—thoughtfully, cautiously, judiciously. We are our community’s health care system, and we have the sacred responsibility and privilege of safely caring for our families, friends and neighbors throughout Southwest Florida.
Four Lee Health Hospitals Earn “A” Grades for Patient Safety
We are proud to announce that for the third straight report card all four Lee Health adult acute care hospitals have earned the highest national marks for safe care. The Leapfrog Group announced its Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades, awarding Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital each “A” grades.
Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, shared this sentiment: “As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital l