State lists 11 San Diego nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks


SAN DIEGO – California Department of Health officials Saturday released the names of nearly 260 nursing homes across the state with COVID-19 outbreaks, including 11 located in San Diego County.

The department’s website said the list was a snapshot representing 86% of the state’s 1,224 skilled-nursing facilities that have reported data within the last 24 hours.

Country Hills Post Acute in El Cajon reported the county’s highest number. The facility reported 19 patients tested positive for COVID-19. Fewer than 11 staff members tested positive.

In a statement, Daniel Kramer, the spokesperson for the nursing home said Country Hills’ primary concern is the health and well being of its residents and staff. While they have worked hard to keep the virus out of the facility, they now have positive cases among their residents. Most of the residents show no symptoms or mild to moderate symptoms.

Kramer also stated residents continue to reside at the facility, isolated in their rooms under enhanced infection protocols to mitigate further spread of the virus.

Villa Rancho, a nursing home on Bernardo Center Drive, and The Bradley Court in El Cajon both reported the second highest number, with five patients testing positive. Four staff members also tested positive at both locations.

“Be reassured that we do have a process to manage outbreaks in our congregate living facilities,” said San Diego’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten. “We are in contact with them, we have a team that goes out to the facility to investigate their infection control and prevention measures that are in place.”

All of the other nursing homes on the county list reported fewer than 11 staff members or patients who tested positive:

  • Avocado Post Acute, El Cajon – fewer than 11 patients testing positive.
  • Boulder Creek Post Acute, Poway – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • Boulder Creek Post Acute, Poway – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • Edgemoor Hospital, Santee – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • La Mesa Healthcare Center – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • Lemon Grove Care & Rehabilitation Center – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • San Diego Post-Acute Center, El Cajon – fewer than 11 staff members.
  • The Springs at Pacific Regent, San Diego – fewer than 11 staff members and fewer than 11 patients.
  • Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital, Escondido – fewer than 11 staff members.

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