Shasta Networks Streamlines & Automates COVID-19 Reporting for St. Ann’s Community

ASHLAND, Ore. (Feb. 3, 2021) — Like many nursing homes and healthcare facilities, St. Ann’s Community of Rochester, N.Y. experienced staffing shortages due to COVID-19 cases and self-isolation precautions. At times, up to 12 percent of employees were quarantined. Adding to the strain were days spent waiting for lab-based test results.

To protect its workforce and preserve quality of care, St. Ann’s implemented point-of-care testing and partnered with Shasta Networks to automate mandatory reporting to the New York State Department of Health. The solution merged disparate data sources and securely transmitted that information to the state, increasing the timeliness and quality of St. Ann’s response.

Shasta Networks, with its proven solution for public health reporting, led the planning and implementation effort to optimize efficiency and accuracy, ensure compliance, and support frontline care providers in safe and timely return to work.

“As a health IT partner, we are dedicated to providing creative, timely solutions for our clients and the communities they serve,” said Jacek Zagorski, President of Shasta Networks. “By solving their interoperability and compliance challenges, our clients can focus on providing quality care.”

Shasta Networks’ public health reporting solution turned the per-test reporting process from 50+ entry points into “a scan and two clicks.” By eliminating manual data entry, St. Ann’s saved approximately 80 hours a week.

“Our staff cannot improve residents’ quality of life by filling out spreadsheets, so automation was the clear answer,” said Aaron Fields, Chief Information Officer of St. Ann’s Community. “Shasta Networks helped us keep staff focused on projects that enhance patient outcomes and experiences.”

To learn more about how Shasta Networks made public health reporting effortless for St. Ann’s, read the case study.

About Shasta Networks
Shasta Networks provides innovative systems integration solutions for hospitals, clinics, clinical laboratories, radiology centers, long-term care facilities and healthcare service organizations. For more than 20 years, Shasta Networks has solved difficult systems integration issues for health care organizations. Learn more at

About St. Ann’s Community
St. Ann’s Community is Rochester’s leading senior housing and health services provider. St. Ann’s offers a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, transitional care/rehab, hospice/palliative care, and adult day programs. For more information, visit