Glenview Terrace Among the First Skilled Nursing Centers in Illinois to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations
Glenview, Illinois – Glenview Terrace announced it has been chosen to be among the first of all rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Illinois to vaccinate its healthcare workers, short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents.
Administered by CVS Pharmacy, Glenview Terrace began vaccinating on Monday, December 28 in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations. Glenview Terraced used the Pfizer vaccine, which the FDA approved for emergency use on Friday, December 11. Glenview Terrace is offering the vaccine to all patients, residents and staff at Glenview Terrace. Those residents who are not mobile are given vaccines in their rooms.
“We can finally see the end of the tunnel,” says Allen Hollander, administrator at Glenview Terrace. “This is an important moment in our ongoing fight against COVID-19 and our endless commitment to keeping those we serve safe and healthy —as well as our entire community.”
Being in the forefront of providing vaccinations in Illinois is the latest precautionary effort Glenview Terrace is taking during this pandemic. From the beginning, Glenview Terrace has strictly followed the Illinois Department of Public Health, CDC and Cook County guidelines. Glenview Terrace also routinely tests and monitors all patients, residents and staff for COVID-19—and provides a separate isolation wing in the event any patient may be confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.
Though vaccinations have begun, indoor family visitations are still suspended until further notice from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
About Glenview Terrace
Newsweek recently ranked Glenview Terrace among the top 1% of all post-acute facilities in Illinois. With two exclusive rehabilitation wings, Glenview Terrace provides outstanding one-on-one physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies seven days a week—all with the latest infection-control precautions in an elegant setting. By ensuring a faster recovery time and successful clinical outcomes, Glenview Terrace has also earned accreditation and the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® Certification for Post-Acute Care from The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare accrediting authority. What’s more, such healthcare leaders as NorthShore University HealthSystem, Advocate Auroa Health, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute have all selected Glenview Terrace as a preferred partner for post-hospital care.Back