Hospital shifts to COVID-19 surge plan.
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg postpones elective and non-emergent procedures, due to an influx of cases in Crawford and Bourbon Counties.
Hospital officials say implementing the surge plan they developed in the spring will allow them to reallocate associates from other hospital departments to help care for the influx of patients.
Patients scheduled for elective and non-emergent procedures will be notified of cancellations or rescheduling needs.
“Our first priority is always the safety of our patients and associates,” says Randy Cason, President of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg in a press release. “We are fortunate to have close
relationships with our sister hospitals in Wichita and Manhattan who may be called upon to help provide additional clinical support and resources.”
Officials say patients should consult with their physician if they have additional questions.