Learn How Unity is Keeping Patients, Families, Volunteers, & Staff Safe During COVID-19

Posted on 5-07-2020

In this time of concern over the spread of COVID-19, Unity Hospice wants you to know that the health and safety of their patients, families, volunteers, and staff are of utmost importance.

Based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and their partner owners HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and Bellin Health, Unity is taking the following important steps to prevent the spread of the illness while pursing our mission to bring the best end of life experience to all:

Screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure before each visit

Limiting visitors at Unity’s Jack & Engrid Meng Hospice Residence

Self-monitoring of staff for COVID-19 symptoms

Continuing use of personal protective equipment when appropriate during patient visits

Limiting visitors at Unity’s Administration building to essential vendors and personnel

Imposing staff travel and face to face meeting restrictions

In addition, Unity has discontinued all volunteer activities until further notice including the operations of the Unity Resale Shoppe, LLC. All grief support groups are also discontinued until further notice.

“We will continue to monitor the latest information from state and local health departments and adapt our actions as needed over the coming days and weeks to ensure the safety of our communities. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (800) 990-9249 or (920) 338-1111.”

To learn more about COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Unity Hospice

Unity is the only locally owned and operated nonprofit hospice in the region. With over 40 years’ experience as an innovator in hospice and palliative care, we are here to deliver strength, compassion and support. We remain committed to reinvest our financial resources back into patient care to improve the wellbeing of those in our community.