As nursing and personal care homes have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus throughout the country and state, precautions put in place have so far enabled the 400-bed Westmoreland Manor to be spared, officials said Tuesday.
The county-owned nursing home, the largest of the 66 nursing home or personal care facilities in Westmoreland County, has yet to record a single case among residents and staff as the pandemic has circulated throughout the community.
“It’s a combination of proper planning and managers and staff taking their job seriously,” Commissioner Sean Kertes said.
Nearly all of the Manor’s roughly 500 staffers are county employees. The facility is run by Quest Healthcare Development Inc., a private company based near Murrysville that owns and operates nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania.