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WVHA Staff Contacts

Jim Kranz, Vice President, Quality and Data Services
JKranz@wvha.org
Phone: 304.353.9712

Brandon Hatfield, General Counsel
bhatfield@wvha.org
Phone: 304.353.9720

Hallie Morgan, Director, Data Analysis
hmorgan@wvha.org
Phone: 304.353.9714

Policies & Protocols
Final Appendix II WV Remdesivir Protocol (5/20/2020)
State of WV Remdesivir Protocol (5/15/2020) 
Model policies, procedures and protocols that are being used by the University of Washington Medicine in response to the outbreak

General Resources for Healthcare Facilities
Updated:  AHA Resource for Members on Pathways to Recovery (5/13/2020)
Utilization of Body Bags for Decedents During COVID-19 Pandemic
Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages
Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 
Caring for Pregnant Women: Mother/Baby Contact
Ambulatory Care Settings
Decontamination & Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Second Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate N95 Respirators
STERIS Sterilization Systems for Decontaminating Compatible N95 Respirators
Battelle Decontamination System for Decontaminating Compatible N95 Respirators
CDC: Decontamination $ Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators 
CDC - Resources for Healthcare Facilities
Intalere Information and Resources for COVID-19
Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States (CDC Interim Guidance)
Preparing for COVID-19 – Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)
Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare Professionals Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
CDC Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance)
Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist For Transport and Arrival of Patients With Confirmed or Possible COVID-19
governWell Board Brief:  Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19


Child Care
Following recent discussions with the WV DHHR, the WVHA would like to provide the following guidance relating to the creation of a child care center.
  • Current law exempts from licensure the creation and operation of a child care center for less than 30 days.
  • The DHHR has recommended that any hospital seeking to create a child care center to care for the children of its employees do so under this exemption.
  • It is highly recommended that all necessary precautions be taken to protect the health and welfare of the children and staff by implementing best practices to control the spread of COVID-19. 
  • The DHHR indicated that this is a temporary solution and that they are working on a long term solution, to be developed by the expiration of this 30 day exemption.
Developments continue to unfold on this issue and WVHA will keep everyone informed of further guidance from the WV DHHR.

Elective Procedures
CMS Recommendations on Cancelling Elective Surgeries – the recommendations provide a tiered framework to evaluate surgeries

Visitation Restrictions
WVHA Recommendations for Visitor Restriction during COVID-19 Outbreak