Genesis HealthCare System postpones some procedures

| September 3, 2021

Due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19 in the area, Genesis HealthCare System is postponing some surgical procedures that can be safely delayed. Surgeries that are not critical but require an overnight stay in the hospital are being postponed.

Genesis will continue to perform all essential surgical procedures that address saving a patient’s life; preserving function of organ or limb; reducing metastasis or progression of a disease; or reducing severe symptoms. Surgeons’ office staff will contact patients to reschedule procedures.

This postponement enables Genesis to have beds are available in the Critical Care Unit and other nursing units for the recent high influx of COVID-19 patients.

Genesis Reopens COVID-19 Positive Community Clinic

Genesis HealthCare System has reopened a clinic to assist those in the community who have tested positive for COVID-19 with managing their mild to moderate symptoms. This outpatient, primary care clinic is available for positive patients with non-emergent symptoms from the day of diagnosis through day 21. The clinic is staffed by physicians and advanced practice providers who will help patients manage their symptoms.

The Genesis COVID-19 Positive Community Clinic is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 740-297-8612. The clinic is located at 840 Bethesda Drive, Building 3, Suite 2C. When patients arrive for their appointment, they should remain in their vehicle and call the office for registration and further instructions.

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