Officials at Butler Health System confirmed its first patient with presumed
positive results for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 illness.
The patient, who had been sick, was directed by his physician to be tested
at BHS’s outdoor site earlier in the week. The patient, a Butler
County resident, is recovering at home.
BHS has notified Pennsylvania Department of Health and Butler County of
the confirmed case.
BHS works collaboratively with the PA Department of Health in the ongoing
care and monitoring of this patient, as it will with any future confirmed cases.
Butler Health System’s Medical Director of Infectious Diseases, John
Love, MD, PhD, issued the following statement:
“Butler Health System has been prepared for COVID-19, and has implemented
the proper protocols and infection control best practices. In addition
to its internal processes and controls, BHS adheres to CDC and PA Department
of Health guidelines. The top priority at BHS is the safety of patients,
staff and the community. BHS continues to care for all patients throughout
BHS emphasizes that if you are not feeling well, before visiting a doctor’s
office, urgent care or emergency department, call your primary care doctor
or BHS Care Center at 833-602-CARE (2273) for guidance. BHS also emphasizes
to use its website, butlerhealthsystem.org, for information, guidance,
and links to CDC and PA Department of Health.