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Loch Raven Center converting to a COVID-19 care center

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 12:45:39-04

BALTIMORE — Loch Raven Center, a post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care facility located in Baltimore, Maryland today announced it will temporarily convert to a coronavirus (COVID-19) post-acute care center in order to assist hospitals in expanding capacity during this unprecedented crisis. This facility will assist in the care and recovery of these patients.

Loch Raven Center will be assisting hospitals who are inundated with COVID-19 patients.

Loch Raven Center says they plan to safely discharge individuals to home if their current health status permits, or will safely transfer patients to near-by affiliated Genesis facilities where their care will be continued. The Center is testing all patients and residents in the building to ensure they are negative for COVID-19 prior to transfer.

“In a relatively short period of time, many in Maryland’s public, private and nonprofit communities have quickly pivoted from their standard operating protocols to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine and COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System. He adds, “Loch Raven Center’s decision to wholly transition to treating COVID+ patients provides a much needed continuum of care which will immediately provide additional statewide health care capacity. We thank the Center, its leadership and the extraordinary efforts being put forth by Maryland’s health care workers during this critical time.”

Loch Raven Center is a 113-bed building and will start to admit patients on April 20.

For more information about Loch Raven Center in Baltimore, please contact the facility at 410-668-1961 or visit: https://www.genesishcc.com/lochraven.