TIMBER RIDGE NURSING & REHAB IN JASPER

Jasper’s Timber Ridge Nursing & Rehab Administrator David Hines said Wednesday that 52 of the facility’s 56 patients are currently Coronavirus positive, but he did point out a bit of good news in that about 95% of them are not symptomatic.

Meanwhile, Hines said that numerous employees have also contracted the illness and he said that the company which owns the facility has sent several replacement employees, and also they hired three new employees on Wednesday to help fill the void.

RAYBURN HEALTHCARE IN JASPER

Another Jasper nursing home, Rayburn Healthcare, is doing much better. Administrator Dawn Ozan said Wednesday that 11 of their 62 patients are currently positive, as well as 4 staff members. Ozan said that the numbers had been higher, but several patients have moved into the recovered category.

Ozan said “We’re praying for Timber Ridge, Shady Acres, and Avalon Place.”

AVALON PLACE IN KIRBYVILLE

Sarah Crone, the Administrator at Avalon Place in Kirbyville, said Wednesday that their numbers are also looking good. She said that 13 of their 62 patients currently have the illness, while no staff members are currently infected.

HEMPHILL CARE CENTER IN HEMPHILL

Hemphill Care Center Administrator Tiffani Bradberry said Wednesday that 36 out of their 70 residents are currently Coronavirus positive. Sadly, Bradberry said that 6 of their patients have died, most of which during a recent outbreak.

Of the facility’s entire residency, Bradberry said that only 7 patients have not had the illness.

As for the staff, Bradberry said that half of their 84 employees have already had the virus, and currently 10 staffers are positive.

Bradberry summed it up by saying “In my 25 years in the healthcare industry, this is the biggest challenge that any of us have ever experienced.”

SHADY ACRES NURSING & REHAB IN NEWTON

Unable to reach an official that could give an update on Coronavirus numbers.

WOODVILLE CONVALESCENT CENTER IN WOODVILLE

Unable to reach an official that could give an update on Coronavirus numbers.

DOGWOOD TRAILS MANOR IN WOODVILLE

Director of Communications, Leila Jones, said that the facility does not release information or Coronavirus numbers.

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