COLUMBUS- Starting in June, Columbus Community Hospital will begin to offer some of the services it has put on hold during the COVID-19 crisis such as elective surgeries, procedures, tests and therapies.
The reopening of the services will be handled with an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of CCH’s patients and staff. Throughout the reopening process, CCH will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the community, as well as the availability of healthcare resources, and make adjustments as needed. CCH says it continues to have the capacity to handle COVID-19 patients. As of May 20, it had four negative pressure rooms in use and 11 negative pressure rooms available. None of CCH’s ventilators were in use. Throughout May, the state will be gradually easing the restrictions in its directed health measures to allow for the reopening of these services. As these services reopen, area residents are encouraged to continue to practice good judgement to protect their health and the health of others.
CCH says Elderly individuals and people with underlying health conditions should carefully weigh the risks of participating in the programs and services that are reopening.