When will LMH Health resume elective procedures?
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with guidance from the CDC, LMH Health postponed all non-essential healthcare services in order to conserve personal protective equipment and reduce the spread of infection. We have spent the past several weeks preparing and responding to the pandemic, and as our organizational readiness for COVID-19 has increased, we can now direct our attention to planning for the time when we will resume all healthcare services across our organization.
A date hasn’t been set, as this is a decision that LMH Health will make in coordination with the city, county and the local health department. Jared Abel, Associate Vice President for Strategy & Service, said that LMH Health is launching an advisory team of physicians and administrators to collect, review and analyze information from local, state and federal agencies. This team will ultimately make recommendations to LMH Health leadership for timelines and clinical guidelines that will allow us to safely resume patient care in our communities.
Abel said that ensuring a safe environment for our associates, providers, patients and families is the most important objective, especially when it comes to avoiding healthcare transmission of COVID-19. For this reason, it will be important to conduct our operations in a way that allows us to maintain social distancing, continue our screening processes, and ensure continuity in our PPE supply chain.
In this interim period, LMH Health has telehealth options to help our patients connect to providers. Call your primary care provider for more information.