Holland Hospital to Reopen Some Services

Holland Hospital is pleased to announce the reopening of additional services while continuing to ensure the health and safety of all patients and staff. Beginning in May, capacity will be expanded for surgical and endoscopy procedures at the hospital as well as at the outpatient surgical center. Patients can be reassured that the hospital is following all required procedures and best practices for infection control, patient safety and use of PPE as well as all local, state and federal guidelines.

Surgeries to Resume

Beginning in May, hospital services that were temporarily suspended during the outbreak will gradually reopen including surgeries and endoscopic procedures which will resume on May 4. Patients who had previously scheduled surgeries that were postponed will be contacted directly by their provider. Decisions to reschedule surgeries or procedures will be at the discretion of the surgeon and the patient.

“As always, the safety of our patients is our highest priority,” said Dr. Susan Ervine, Chief of Staff at Holland Hospital. “The decision to expand surgeries is based on our ability to safely care for each patient and protect our staff with high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures as well as our ability to respond to a health crisis if needed.”

All staff and patients/visitors will be screened upon entrance for temperature, known exposure and symptoms and provided the proper PPE. Staff and patients/visitors will wear masks and adhere to social distancing while onsite. Visitor restrictions are still in place and will be followed.

Patients Should Not Delay Care

Hospitals across the nation have reported a sharp decline in patients coming in for treatment of heart attack and stroke during the pandemic. “A similar trend has occurred in our community,” notes Dr. Ervine. “Patients who have symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or other life-threatening concerns should call 911 immediately so they can receive life-saving care as soon as possible. While it is natural to be concerned about coming to the hospital during the COVID outbreak, all of our patients can be assured that we are taking every precaution to make certain their hospital visit is safe and comfortable.”

Further announcements will be made to welcome back patients as additional services resume. For the latest information, patients can visit hollandhospital.org/covid19 or follow social media for opening announcements.

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