May 26, 2020 7:55 PM

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center now providing all services

Posted May 26, 2020 7:55 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutchinson Regional Medical Center announced that all surgeries and other types of care have resumed.

The hospital says that, even though the COVID-19 crisis continues, members of the community should not be afraid to seek care when it is needed. Those who have chronic illnesses should make an appointment as soon as possible as required timely care is needed to avoid complications.

It has been reported that some patients are hesitant to seek care out of fear their presence might overwhelm and overburden the health care system. Please be assured Hutch Regional is sufficiently staffed and prepared 24/7 to treat all types of patient care.

New visitation guidelines went into effect last week at Hutch Regional. Upon admission, patients are asked to designate one person as a visitor during their hospitalization. No visitors are allowed in hospital units caring for COVID-19 patients or the Emergency Department.

Visitor guidelines include:

---Must be at least 18 years of age

---Pass a daily screening test

---Wear a Hutch Regional “visitor badge” at all times

---Adhere to visiting hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

---Wear a mask at all times

---Comply with isolation precautions throughout the hospital

The Hutch Regional cafeteria will remain closed to visitors until further notice.

Hutch Regional and its entities, and in particular Horizons Mental Health Center and Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County, will continue to use telehealth and telemedicine to deliver care when appropriate.