Lutheran Health Network Resumes Some Inpatient Procedures

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Lutheran Health Network will resume some elective inpatient surgeries for patients who
meet low risk criteria in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines on
Monday, May 11.

Emergency and clinically necessary surgeries will continue and surgeries requiring
possible admission will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. As always, procedural
decisions will be determined between the physician and patient as medical judgment
takes precedence.

Safety remains the highest priority. Precautions at our hospitals, clinics and urgent care
centers include:

 Limited access points and social distancing protocols.
 Screening everyone who enters our doors, including employees.
 Requiring all staff, visitors, employees and physicians to wear masks.
 Establishing Non-COVID-19 Care Zones with dedicated staff.
 Isolating COVID-19 patients to one area with a dedicated provider team.
 Emphasizing cleaning and disinfection, especially frequently touched surfaces.
 Random temperature checks for employees.
 Visitor restrictions.

It’s important for members of our community to put their health first and to be able to
access the care they need. We encourage our patients to always seek immediate
emergency medical care for serious conditions such as heart attack or stroke.