Rebuilding America: WNC hasn’t seen COVID-19 rise, however hospitals aren’t back to regular – Citizen Times

28May 2020

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< aside itemprop ="associatedMedia" itemscope ="itemscope "itemtype="http://schema.org/ImageObject"class ="broad single-photo"readability=”4″> Buy Image A camping tent has been established outside the emergency situation entrance at Mission Health center April 8, 2020 in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

(Picture: Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizentimes.com) While North Carolina stages reopening dining establishments, hair salons, and bigger gatherings, a number of COVID-19 procedures stay at Mission Health, although it hasn’t seen the expected surge. Policies still limit all visitors, except for labor and shipment or pediatric clients who are permitted one visitor at a time. Mission workers in patient care locations are still required to wear masks, and each Objective hospital staff member is screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. When the coronavirus became a pandemic and case numbers soared nationwide, Objective Health braced for its own COVID-19 client rise. In late March, Mission delayed most optional surgeries and minimal most visitors in preparation. In early April, the regional healthcare system erected camping tents outside its health center emergency clinic in case more area was required to treat future patient influxes. Yet thisexpected patient rise hasn’t been seen in Western North Carolina. On April 24, Objective got rid of these emergency situation camping tents, evaluating they were no longer required. In a press release announcing the camping tents ‘removal, Senior Vice President for the North Carolina Department of HCA Healthcare Kathy Guyette said,”Thankfully, we have not yet seen widespread transmission of COVID-19 at this moment in our neighborhood or a rise in our hospitals.”

In early May, Objective resumed elective surgical treatments, beginning with treatments that had been postponed or

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