Bluewater Health and VISION Team Up to Battle COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:43am

SARNIA & PETROLIA – May 27, 2020 – Bluewater Health is collaborating with Vision Nursing Home to aggressively combat COVID-19 which has had the long term care home in outbreak since Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Since the onset of the pandemic, 23 Vision Long Term Care residents have contracted the virus. As of today, only nine residents remain COVID-positive. These residents are in isolation and the entire home remains in lock-down in an effort to stem further transmission. 20 staff have also tested positive overall with 12 currently positive.

Bluewater Health is supporting Vision Nursing Home with 15 staff from the following disciplines:

  • Housekeeping
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Personal Support Workers, and
  • Dietary Aides.

To support the valiant efforts to control the pandemic by Vision’s in-house team, as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Bluewater Health’s management team will be assuming leadership in the following areas of specific expertise:

  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental Services
  • Communications, and
  • Employee resilience

Home and Community Care has also supported Vision with four staff, care coordinators and PSWs, with an additional four staff to be deployed by the end of this week.

“This collaboration between Bluewater Health and Vision Nursing Home is based in the common goal of returning the 146 bed home to a place of continued health and caring. The wellness of the Vision staff and residents is the driving impetus behind the partnership,” commented Shannon Landry, Chief Nursing Executive. “Vision is well known for their loving care… and we want to help support them to get back to a place where that can be the focus, not this virus.”

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. Bluewater Health’s Mission is: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


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