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Deaconess Restarting Some Services

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Deaconess Health System says it’s resuming services that had been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Deaconess says the reopening includes more in-person and elective patient care in the health system’s hospitals and outpatient facilities.

In a release, Deaconess CEO Shawn McCoy said the region has been “successful in abiding by social distancing and stay-at-home orders, resulting in fewer positive cases of COVID-19 than earlier projections suggested were possible.”

McCoy said Deaconess is now able to safely increase in-person and elective care earlier than in many areas of the state and nation.

The move followed Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order on Tuesday encouraging clinically indicated procedures meant to diagnose, screen and treat medical conditions that have the potential for short-term or long-term morbidity and/or mortality.

Deaconess says none of its employees have contracted COVID-19 as a result of providing patient care.

Deaconess urges residents to continue to take precautions recommended by the CDC, including social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing masks in public places.

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