May 4, 2020
Resume non-emergent elective surgeries and procedures.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus responds to Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement to resume non-emergent elective surgeries and procedures.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus responds to Governor Jay Inslee's announcement to resume non-emergent elective surgeries and procedures. At this time, Governor Inslee’s mandate around not scheduling of elective procedures ends Monday, May 18, 2020. It is not certain if this date will change.
Governor Inslee states that the decision to perform procedures will need to be weighed against factors such as patient health, the status of their condition, and the consequences of further delay and potential harm. Providers at Tri-State Memorial Hospital have the authority to assess the level of harm a patient may endure without a procedure and determine the appropriate care necessary.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital is currently performing unplanned procedures to meet the emergency needs of patients. They will proceed with treating patients who classify as urgent and semi-urgent based on their symptoms, condition, and consequence of further delay. Patient screening for COVID-19 is mandatory before any procedure.
As a part of Tri-State Memorial Hospital's re-opening, their facility has a process to regularly assess the organization's capacity, including staff and medical supplies. The hospital will continue its restricted visitor policy and screening of all who enter the hospital or clinics. Wearing of masks while in the facilities will be expected along with practicing proper social distancing.
"We understand that our patients are anxiously awaiting procedures and we are prepared to meet the community need," said Don Wee, Chief Executive Officer at Tri-State Memorial Hospital. "Our number one priority is the health of our community, and we stand ready to serve them."
For additional information regarding the re-opening status for Washington State, visit https://coronavirus.wa.gov/. For additional information regarding Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus' response to COVID-19, visit www.TriStateHospital.org.