As we are entering a trying time for our communities, difficult decisions are being made in accordance to Governor DeWine’s decisions regarding essential surgeries during this pandemic. These decisions are being made to decrease the usage of personal protective equipment and control usage of scarce resources. Taking into consideration volume restrictions, nursing/ancillary staff, and personal protective equipment, Kettering Health Network leadership has made the following decision:
Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 7 a.m., operating rooms at Greene Memorial Hospital, Southview Medical Center, and Sycamore Medical Center will be closed for general, urological, orthopedic, and gastrointestinal procedures/surgeries.
These cases will be relocated to Grandview Medical Center, Kettering Medical Center, and Soin Medical Center. Fort Hamilton Hospital’s operating room will remain open, as it has trauma designation.
Volume, staff, and supplies will be monitored daily. This a fluid situation, and changes may occur daily and possibly hourly.
The decision was very difficult, and our number one priority was patient care and care for our community. We must deal with this crisis as health care providers, and tough decisions will be made to continue to provide the highest and most efficient quality of care.
We are working tirelessly to take care of the front end of this crisis while being mindful on how to re-deploy our services once this crisis has resolved. We thank you for your devotion, skill and leadership.