An area hospital is reopening elective services and clinics on Monday. Pana Community Hospital announced over the weekend that they would be reopening all elective services and physician clinics after precautionary COVID-19 testing is complete. With contact tracing conducted, the hospital is once again fully functional and open for scheduled appointments, walk-in, and emergency care needs for the community. Visitation does remain restricted and screening of patients continues at the emergency entrance.
Providers for both Pana Medical Group along with Community Medical Clinic will continue seeing patients in the clinic and through video visits. If you have respiratory symptoms, video visits are mandatory. Testing for respiratory illnesses continues to be done as a drive-up service on the hospital campus near the MABAS tent. The Rehab and Wellness Center is open for Rehab appointments as well as Cardiopulmonary patients. LiveWell Fitness intends on opening August 8th.
Trina Casner, president, and CEO of Pana Community Hospital says she is thankful for her community. “We would like to thank our community for supporting our hospital and clinics through these difficult times. We have always put patient safety first and provide our community with the best health care services possible. Our community is seeing an outbreak of positive cases. We cannot fight this battle alone so our hospital is asking community members to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community by committing to doing the following: wearing masks when in public, social distancing, washing hands frequently and avoiding gatherings of large groups.”