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Special recognition for staff and clinicians at walk-in and pediatrics practices

Northeast Medical Group would like to recognize all staff and clinicians who have continued to see a high concentration of patients with COVID in-person. “The numbers of patients seeking in-person care and testing for respiratory symptoms rose rapidly in recent weeks, and the dedication of our teams providing walk-in and pediatric care is notable,” said Ryan O’Connell, MD, vice president, wellness and engagement. 

From late July, when rapid PCR testing was brought online, through late February, NEMG sites ran 14,929 tests,” said Lindsey Bohan, program manager. “Of that number, 2,649 were positive. With high demand for testing, NEMG increased the number of machines available to perform COVID tests.”

The graph in this article demonstrates the rapid rise in Rapid PCR Testing (via Cepheid machine) at sites designated for patients presenting with symptoms. Numbers of tests rose rapidly into late December and early January, and test positivity rates climbed very quickly.