NEA Baptist reports “milestone” in fight against COVID

Good news in the fight against COVID in Northeast Arkansas.

“Today, I’m proud to say we have hit a positive milestone in the fight against COVID,” wrote NEA Baptist’s Ty Jones in an email to the press on Monday.

As of this morning, NEA Baptist is currently housing 16 patients with COVID and 10 of those have been moved out of isolation. Testing continues to trend downward in the communities NEA Baptist serves, too.

On October 4, 26 patients were reported in ICU for COVID. The September 20 report showed 59 patients in hospital with 17 on ventilators. The week before, on September 13, 65 COVID patients were at NEA Baptist with 15 of those being on a ventilator.

For the past week, outpatient COVID testing throughout NEA Baptist clinic has been at 9.3%. It’s a significant drop from the peak during summer. Between July 23 and July 29, the medical provider reported a 22.4% positivity rate.

“We still remain ready to serve any and all patients seeking treatment for COVID including outpatient treatment of monoclonal antibody infusions. COVID, Flu, and Booster vaccines are available near our clinic lobby and we urge anyone who has put off their regularly scheduled exams or preventative visits, to please get these appointments back on the books.”

Ty Jones, NEA Baptist

“We are extremely proud of the effort and tenacity we have seen from our NEA Baptist family,” Jones, the director of marketing for the company, said. “From the front lines, all the way to the support staff; our employees come to work every day and battle for each and every patient in our care. As told to me by a patient here, ‘If I didn’t know we were in the midst of a pandemic, I’d never realize it by the smiles and attention to detail taken by everyone at your facility to make sure I had the absolute best care possible. I’ve never felt love like that at any other hospital.’”

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