News release from Parkview Health:
Parkview Health suspends all elective and non-urgent surgeries
(March 17, 2020) – Effective today, Parkview Health is suspending elective and non-urgent surgeries at all facilities except Parkview Ortho Hospital and Parkview SurgeryONE.
This decision, made in conjunction with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s directives, will help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and conserve the resources and personnel necessary to meet emerging health needs related to the pandemic.
Parkview will continue to perform medically necessary, urgent and emergent surgeries. These include surgeries that, if delayed, could negatively affect the patient’s health outcome. Examples include procedures that are associated with a critical diagnosis, such as cancer or heart disease, or surgeries that prevent underlying conditions from worsening to the point of emergent intervention.
Patients whose surgeries need to be postponed will be contacted. Patients who wish to electively cancel their procedures should first contact their provider to discuss potential health implications.
Parkview Health continues to take several precautions to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. All patients will be contacted the day before a medically necessary procedure to be screened for symptoms. Visitor restrictions will also be enforced, limiting each patient to one healthy adult visitor.
As a result of these changes, the Parkview Inverness Surgery Center is closed beginning today and Parkview Premier Surgery will be closed effective March 18.