Coronavirus Florida: Elective procedures back on at Jupiter Medical Center

Coronavirus Florida: Elective procedures back on at Jupiter Medical Center

Sam Howard @SamuelHHoward May 5, 2020 at 10:58 AM More than a month after Jupiter Medical Center announced it was rescheduling elective procedures, it said Monday that such work is back on. * TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Palm Beach Post. If you want breaking coronavirus news directly in your inbox, sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter. JUPITER — Elective procedures have resumed at Jupiter Medical Center, news that will provide a boost for the not-for-profit facility that has furloughed workers amid the coronavirus health crisis. The hospital on Old Dixie Highway announced in mid-March that it was rescheduling such work as concerns mounted over the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order, largely since lifted in a subsequent order that went into effect Monday, that put a stop to elective medical procedures deemed non-essential. “While we continue to reserve some hospital capacity to serve COVID-19 patients, closely monitor trends of the virus, and carefully steward our supplies of personal protective equipment and other resources, we are also focused on delivering care to our patients across all service lines,” President and CEO Amit Rastogi said in a statement Monday. As of Monday morning, the medical center’s lab reported 415 coronavirus tests to the state, 22 percent of which returned positive results. >>Palm Beach County nursing home deaths detailed for first time The original announcement in March has been part of a trickle of changes at the not-for-profit medical center in response to the public health crisis. >>A Royal Palm Beach High student is helping hundreds of fellow seniors be ‘adopted’ It’s implemented COVID-19 safety protocols that include screening those entering the […]

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