As announced by Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning May 11 hospitals in the State of Illinois may resume elective surgeries. Morrison Community Hospital announced plans to begin a phased, measured and clinically lead process to resume surgeries for certain elective and procedures.
Effective May 12,Morrison Community Hospital will gradually introduce the availability of elective surgeries and procedures while continuing efforts to serve our patients. We will proceed in stages with guidance from local health officials, state, and CDC guidance. “This planning has been led by our clinicians and we are prepared to safely introduce elective procedures”, stated Dr. George Georgiev, Medical Director.
Pam Pfister, CEO, stated “we will continue to implement CDC recommended infection control precautions with enhanced safeguards to minimize exposure”. These additional safeguards include:
With the reintroduction of elective procedures, our staff will begin contacting patients to schedule and/or reschedule procedures. Clinical judgment to prioritize scheduling for patients will be based upon most immediate needs.
For our clinic services, we are continuing services through telehealth and gradually scheduling face-toface visits. All clinic patients will be asked to wait in their cars and screened by our admitting staff prior to being called in for their visit.
“Our return to surgery and clinic services approach is in compliance with county, state, and federal guidelines. Our staff is working closely with our physicians to keep our patients, associates, and community safe through this time of transition”, stated Pam Pfister, CEO. If you have any questions regarding elective surgeries, please call 815-772-5511.