Jennie Stuart Health to phase in reopening of services previously restricted due to covid-19
- by Jennie Stuart Health
Jennie Stuart Health will begin reopening service lines that were previously closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The phased reopening of services will begin May 4, 2020, and in accordance with Kentucky Public Health guidelines.
The initial phase will include resuming operations of outpatient services at the Medical Imaging Center and Express Lab on Eagle Way beginning Monday. Outpatient imaging services and scheduling of outpatient procedures at the main hospital campus started earlier this week.
Physical and Occupational Therapy services are also reopening and have already started calling patients who were previously scheduled. Therapy appointments will be phased in over the next two to three weeks as they work to serve existing appointments and receive new patients.
As outlined by federal and state guidelines, Jennie Stuart Health will continue to maintain protective restrictions with staff and patients being required to wear masks and participate in temperature checks prior to entering health care facilities. Patients with a fever or symptoms of illness, and those who may have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 are asked to call the office and reschedule their appointment. This precaution ensures compliance with Jennie Stuart Health safety protocols and is also outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Plans are also in place to resume operations of other services including the Ambulatory Surgery Center and main campus elective surgeries. Services that will reopen in subsequent phases include the Convenient Care Clinic, Geriatric Behavioral Health, Sleep Lab, and Pulmonary Cardiac Rehabilitation. More information on these services will be provided as it becomes available.
We are looking forward to resuming our outpatient services and appreciate all the support received from our local community during this unprecedented time.