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JPS Health Network to restore traditional services amid COVID-19 response

Posted May 20, 2020

As its response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, JPS Health Network will make it easier for people to access traditional health care services:

  • Effective immediately, the Psychiatric Emergency Center lobby has been reopened to receive patients with behavioral health needs.
  • This week, JPS will reopen its Urgent Care Center in its usual location on the first floor of the main hospital building, 1500 S. Main St.
  • On May 26, surgeons will resume performing nonemergency operations.
  • On June 1, neighborhood health clinics will resume normal operation.

While many vital services, including emergency surgery, trauma care and cancer treatment, have been ongoing over the past two months, Dr. Rick Miller, chief of surgery at JPS, said now is the time to expand to serve patients who need assistance ranging from an Urgent Care Center visit for cuts and scrapes to an operation to replace a degenerative knee or hip.

“We have a number of patients who been waiting for elective surgeries because of COVID-19, and it’s important that we start to get those taken care of before they become emergent and more complicated,” Miller said. “The older the cancellation, the sooner the patient will be scheduled.”

Miller said planning for the reopening of hospital services has been ongoing for a month and a half to develop procedures that will keep non-COVID-19 patients safe.

Miller said the first phase of resuming nonemergency surgery will include only patients who are determined through screening to be low risk, including no evidence of chronic lung disease, who require 120 minutes or less in the operating room and who do not require an inpatient stay after their procedure. Initially, a maximum of 110 operations will be performed a week.

The second phase will include more complicated cases, and a third phase will be the full return to a normal surgery schedule.

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