UH Madison Health Center emergency department temporarily closes due to COVID-19 outbreak

MADISON, Ohio (WOIO) – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ohio, many hospitals are struggling to keep up. As a result, UH Lake Health has announced the need to temporarily suspend emergency department operations at UH Madison Health Center.

The suspension takes effect immediately until January 17. The emergency department will also include the laboratory and the x-ray.

According to UH, this is being done to reassign staff to other UH Lake Health areas where the needs are greatest.

They will reassess January 17 to see if the suspension needs to be extended.

Other services at UH Madison Health Center, including physiotherapy, primary and specialist physician care, will continue to be open and available to patients.

Emergency services also remain open to UH TriPoint Medical Center, UH Lake West Medical Center, and at UH hospitals in surrounding communities, such as UH Geneva Medical Center.

Emergency care centers in Mentor and Willowick with virtual care online also provide convenient care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses.

“As hospitals across the country are affected by the increase in the number of patients with COVID-19, we remain committed to providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients in Lake County and surrounding communities, ”said UH Lake Health President Cynthia Moore-Hardy. , ANGRY. “This move is for an indefinite period because we are responding to immediate needs. We appreciate the flexibility and dedication of our caregivers, who have served our hospitals and our community heroically throughout the pandemic. “

UH Lake Health has notified local first responders so patients are not brought to the site. They will continue to assess their staffing needs over the coming weeks.

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