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  • COVID Testing for Children at C.B. Smith Park

    Children Can Now Be Tested for COVID-19 at C.B. Smith Park

    The Drive-Thru Community Testing Site at C.B. Smith Park has extended its criteria for testing, which now includes children.

    The current criteria for testing at C.B. Smith Drive-Thru site is:

    • Children of all ages who are symptomatic or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or who previously tested positive and need to be re-tested. 
    • Any one 18 years and older, first responders, and healthcare workers regardless of symptoms.

    Starting June 9, criteria will further expand to include all children regardless of exposure or symptoms. 

    Appointments for children will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Parents must register each child separately, and only one child per car will be tested to help provide a positive experience for the child. Parents who wish to test more than one child would need to make separate appointments for each child. Parents can also get tested during their child’s appointment, as long as they register in advance. To register, call 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    What to Expect at the Park

    • One pediatric “lane” will be provided with two testing stations.
    • Parent/legal guardian(s) will be permitted to bring children for testing one child at a 
      time per appointment slot. This will allow us to ensure the patient’s appointment time matches their identification.
    • Children will remain in their car seats/boosters.
    • Parents appropriately masked will be allowed to get out of the car and sit near the
      child for comfort and assist with positioning if they so desire.
    • Two staff members will be available to assist with swabbing.

     

     
  • Memorial Leadership and Physicians Engage at Press Conference

    Memorial Unveils Plans to Re-Open Hospitals for Elective Surgeries and Outpatient Care

    As Florida begins the process of reopening as outlined by Governor Ron DeSantis, Memorial Healthcare System’s medical leaders will provide information about re-opening readiness.

    Today's press conference (streamed live on our Facebook page) will provide an update on comprehensive testing capabilities throughout Memorial, and they will inform the public about the safeguard measures taken for patient care at all Memorial facilities. In addition, medical experts will share information regarding emergency and urgent care access during this COVID-19 era with emphasis on stroke and heart attack care.

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    Remarks will be provided by:

    • Dr. Stanley Marks, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
    • Dr. Randy Katz, Medical Director of Emergency Services, Memorial Regional Hospital and Medical Director for the City of Hollywood Fire Rescue
    • Dr. Brijesh Mehta, Medical Director of Neurocritical Services
    • Dr. Brett Cohen, Chief, Adult General Surgery
    • Dr. Paula Eckardt, Chief of Infectious Disease, Memorial Healthcare System (Dr. Eckardt will provide remarks in Spanish)

    Post press conference, media in attendance will have the opportunity to tour the Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center, which has been set up as a comprehensive preoperative and pre-procedural testing center.

    Each hospital within the healthcare system has created a similar center, which is on site but outside of main hospital. Memorial Healthcare System hospitals include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Regional South, Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

    WHEN:
    Monday, May 4, 2020 at 2 pm

    WHERE:
    Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center
    (1st floor of new parking garage, located outside of the hospital)
    3501 Johnson Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Media on-site will be screened before entering the Conference Center. Please allow time for this process.
    (Media parking available in front of the center)

  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 Testing Expanded at CB Smith Park to Include Re-Testing

    SKYPE PRESS CONFERENCE – MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
    Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 am

    WHAT: CB Smith drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Pembroke Pines has expanded its criteria to begin re-testing individuals with a previous COVID-19 positive result, as well as, all South Florida residents, 18 years and over, who are asymptomatic or symptomatic. Registration is required before getting tested. To register, call 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – daily.

    Dr. Jennifer Goldman, Medical Director of Primary Care at Memorial Healthcare System, will discuss the newly expanded criteria, provide general information to the community regarding testing capacity and what the community should do in case of severe COVID-19 symptoms.

    The new criteria for testing at the CB Smith Drive-Thru site is:

    • All South Florida residents 18 years and older; first responders and healthcare workers who are asymptomatic or symptomatic

    • Re-testing individuals with previous COVID-19 positive results. Individuals must wait at least 14 days after having no symptoms to be re-tested.

    WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Digital information or staging area located 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Registration Required: Call 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – daily 

    • Every person who wants to be tested at this site must pre-register. 
    • If multiple individuals are coming in one car, each individual must be pre-registered. 
    • Every person must bring identification. Driver’s License, Passport or State Issued ID (no pictures or photocopies).
    Obtaining Test Results 
    • Memorial Healthcare System clinical teams will notify all registrants of positive and negative results by phone. 
    • Registrants who provided an e-mail address during registration will receive a link to register to Memorial MyChart, where they will be able to see their results in their electronic medical record. 
    • Quest Laboratory: you would need to register directly with Quest to receive results electronically from them. To register for Quest, visit https://myquest.questdiagnostics.com/web/home.
    • Memorial Healthcare System’s COVID-19 test results line is 954-276-1500 to request their test results be emailed or for any other testing questions. 
       

    Media Contacts

    Kerting Baldwin, Memorial Healthcare System
    954-265-1136
    Newsmedia@mhs.net