Effective immediately, Paris Regional Medical Center will be rescheduling non-urgent outpatient services, when deemed clinically appropriate, for the next 30 days, the hospital said in a press release Wednesday.
“Paris Regional Medical Center continues to adapt to meet the clinical needs of our communities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and through this, we remain committed to providing high quality care and protecting the health and safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community at large. We have been working closely with the local health department and Texas Hospital Association and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An important element to our preparedness is minimizing the risk of exposure in any way we can, as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation and prepare for what the next few weeks may hold.”
Patients whose appointments are being rescheduled are being notified, and procedures will be rescheduled as soon as feasible.
“We are confident that this important operational decision will help minimize the spread of illness by limiting unnecessary contact between patients and providers. The trust our community places in us is so important. We want to assure our community that it is safe to come to our hospital should you or a family member need care. Our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to safely respond to viruses and infectious diseases, including COVID-19. We continue to have daily discussions about how we can meet the needs of the community should we have a surge in COVID-19 cases. While we hope our community is not hit hard by this virus, we have extensively prepared for multiple scenarios.”
For more information about hospital preparedness, please visit our website at www.ParisRegionalMedical.com.
For more information about COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider, the local health department or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.