California hospital suspends admission of non-Coronavirus patients after surge of staff cases

The facility has been preparing for this type of surge since the pandemic began

June 30, 2020

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial hospital has announced it has temporarily suspended admission of non-coronavirus patients as the hospital has experienced a surge in positive cases among staff, according to an article on the CBS Local website.

The hospital said fewer than 30 staff members tested positive within a week and the remaining staff will be tested consistently over the next 14 days to identify any additional cases.

According to a hospital spokesperson, the situation does not impact the entire facility  Patients can come to the hospital for treatment through the emergency department. Women in labor are also welcome. The Hospital can treat all injuries and emergencies, but non-COVID patients needing to be admitted will be transferred to Dameron Hospital in Stockton.

Daniel Wolcott, president of both hospitals, said the facilities have been preparing for this type of coronavirus surge since the pandemic began.

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