Crowne Health Care of Greenville COVID-free

Published 12:22 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Crowne Health Care of Greenville has reached a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19. After weeks of tireless efforts by staff, the facility now has no residents on site who test positive for the virus.

“This is the result of the hard work and dedication of our employees,” spokeswoman Frances Coleman said. “Even during difficult days and unprecedented challenges, they never wavered in their commitment to provide excellent care. They did everything they could to get our residents through this crisis and on the road to recovery.”

Despite the hard work of the staff, the Greenville nursing home was significantly impacted by COVID-19. Over time, a total of 88 residents and 37 employees tested positive for the virus. Four remain hospitalized. Twenty residents who were infected by the virus ultimately passed away, which represented a heartbreaking loss for the entire Crowne Health Care family.

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“We continue to mourn every one of these deaths,” Coleman said. “At the same time, we are thankful for those who have recovered and to the great team that brought us to this point, including our staff, our residents and our residents’ families. It took all of us working together to reach this milestone.”

Even as it marks this moment, Crowne Health Care recognizes that new cases of COVID-19 will remain a threat at all nursing homes as long as the virus continues to spread in the community.

“Just as we have done from the beginning, we will follow all guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health to keep our residents and employees safe,” Coleman said. “While we must remain vigilant, we are happy to see Crowne Health Care of Greenville free of the virus at this time and so many of our residents on the road to recovery.”