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Nanticoke reopening select services

Delaware News Desk
Sussex Countian

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is in the process of reopening many health care services throughout the organization.

Like other hospitals across the nation, Nanticoke closed several outpatient services including elective surgeries as it prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. As the number of patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 continues to level-off, Nanticoke is beginning its reopening process.

Services will reopen in stages using enhanced safety precautions, including processes including adjusted scheduling to maintain a safe number of people in the hospital at any given time, to social distancing in waiting areas and continuous cleaning throughout. Patients and staff entering the hospital are screened and are required to wear masks.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, located at the Nanticoke Health Pavilion, has resumed outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy. Additionally, surgeries for those needing to stay overnight have also restarted and, on June 1, outpatient lab and radiology testing resumed at the hospital. Pulmonary, cardiology and sleep services will also reopen in the near future.

“We want patients to know we are doing everything we can to ensure a safe environment,” said Penny Short, president of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. “Our team is here, ready and waiting, to care for you. Whether it is a life-threatening emergency or an urgent test or surgery, it is time to reconnect with your health care provider.”

For updates, visit nanticoke.org.