Texas Health Resources, Medical City resume elective surgeries

” Medical City Healthcare health centers, including our facilities in Dallas County, have the bed capability, materials and personal protective equipment we need at this time– all of which are thought about in our decision to schedule surgery for a patient,” Janet St. James, assistant vice president of strategic interactions for Medical City, told Beckers. “We continually monitor our COVID-19 patient volume, in addition to our ICU capability, ventilator ppe, use and lab testing to ensure that we can safely and appropriately fulfill patient need.”.

Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare enacted a voluntary suspension of elective surgical treatments July 13. It resumed elective procedures at 16 location health centers July 27..

Two Texas health systems are resuming elective surgeries after a two-week hiatus..

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation July 10 for hospitals in 105 Texas counties to suspend elective care to protect medical facility inpatient capability to take care of COVID-19 clients, although his order allows for surgical treatments that do not deplete healthcare facilities capability to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. That produces a total of 113 Texas counties where healthcare facilities were purchased to halt elective cases, counting the eight that were impacted by executive orders Mr. Abbott issued in late June. The state has 254 counties total..

Arlington-based Texas Health Resources lifted its pause on elective inpatient surgeries however continues to carefully keep track of various indicators to remain prepared for an uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to Kirk King, executive vice president and health center chief operations officer for the system..

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