Hello Village at Marymount Family, Friends, and Staff. This is Sue Nall the Executive Director.

We had a Villa St. Joseph staff member test positive for COVID today. While this person showed flu-like symptoms at work yesterday, they were isolated from the rest of the team until testing was conducted. This person had no interactions with residents.

Our COVID update since March 2020: Villa St. Joseph has 1 Active resident and staff cases. We had a total of 288 resident or staff cases. Memory Care Assisted Living at Villa St Joseph has 0 active Resident and Staff cases and a cumulative total of 23 cases. Marymount Place has 0 Active Resident or Staff cases and a cumulative total of 67 resident/staff cases. 

Staff in all areas of the facility are in surgical masks only at this time. I’m happy to report that Marymount Hospital has just two COVID cases, and neither is in the intensive care unit.

April is Occupational Therapy Month. We salute our excellent team of OTs and OT Assistants. They do a tremendous job each day getting our residents ready to return home in a safe and functional manner.

I also would like to congratulate long-time Marymount Place housekeeper Beata Chwirut, who was named the March Franciscan Spirit Award winner. Beata also won the award in November 2014.

My hope is that we will begin to see a dramatic decline in COVID cases as the weather continues to warm and we head toward summer. In the meantime, please wear a mask, when appropriate, wash and sanitize your hands, and watch your distance in social settings. Stay safe everyone.