Recently, a short-term resident of Broadview Multi-Care Center was admitted to the facility with pulmonary symptoms. The individual was transferred to the hospital and later diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a type of pneumonia. The illness is not spread from person to person – it is generally only spread to people who come into contact with an infected water source. No other patients are showing signs or symptoms of this illness.
While we do not believe the individual contracted this disease at our facility, as a matter of precaution and in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and other local agencies, we have implemented proactive measures to contain any risk. We are working with Solid Blend Water Management Solutions, a recognized expert in healthcare water management. As part of these precautionary measures, Solid Blend has already conducted a hyperchlorination treatment of our water system. They have also installed temporary filters while testing continues.
We are committed to continued communication and to working with our expert consultants, the Ohio Department of Health and local agencies to ensure the health of our residents, visitors and employees.
For more information about Legionella, please visit www.cdc.gov/legionella