Several Aspirus clinics re-opening
Several Aspirus clinics are re-opening to patients after having been temporarily closed in April to allow staff and providers to support operational and COVID-19 surge planning needs at other Aspirus locations.
The following clinics are scheduled to reopen: Adams Clinic, Athens Clinic, Birnamwood Clinic, Crossroads Clinic (Oxford), Crystal Falls Clinic, Gilman Clinic, Hurley Clinic, Marathon Clinic, Prentice Clinic, Three Lakes Clinic and Wittenberg Clinic.
Re-opening dates may vary by clinic as staff and providers transition back to their previous locations. Patients will receive information related to these changes during scheduling, and through appointment reminders and other means.
“We are really excited to re-open these clinics and continue offering care to patients directly in their own communities,” said Matt Brewer, vice president of operations and chief nursing officer of Aspirus Medical Group. “I’d like to thank our patients for being so understanding and flexible during a time that required us to temporarily adjust our operations to meet patient care needs at other locations in our system.”
As these clinics re-open, they will do so using the same precautions as all other Aspirus locations to protect the health of patients and staff. Masks are required of all patients and visitors, who also will receive a temperature check and be asked if they have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19.
Patients can schedule appointments by calling their local clinic and will be directed as appropriate.
All Aspirus locations also continue to seek cloth mask donations. These donations help preserve PPE supplies for health care workers and are welcomed by anyone willing to donate.
Aspirus Medford Foundation quarterly giving update
This past quarter, donor gifts allowed the Aspirus Medford Foundation to purchase the following items to enhance and strengthen the quality of care at Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics.
Two iPads, Cases and a Cart will allow hospital, emergency, obstetrics, surgical and oncology patients to virtually visit with loved ones during their stay at Aspirus Medford Hospital. With visitor restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most patients cannot be accompanied or have visitors.
Four (4) Crit Line IV Monitors measure hematocrit, percent blood volume change and oxygen saturation in real time for Kidney Care patients. This allows staff to make real-time adjustments and provide more effective treatments. Aspirus Kidney Care–Medford performs approximately 4,000 treatments per year. Four (4) B450 Monitors will equip each Emergency Services patient treatment room with a state-of-the-art cardiac monitor.
For more information or to make a donation, visit aspirus.org/MedfordFoundation.