OREGON, Ohio — ProMedica leaders announced Tuesday that Bay Park Hospital has made the transition back to normal operations after serving as the system’s primary facility for COVID-19 patients March through May.
“Bay Park Hospital staff did an amazing job caring for our sickest patients during the earlier stages of the pandemic when there was still much uncertainty,” ProMedica Metro Region Acute Care President Dawn Buskey said. "Over the past couple of months, our system has learned a great deal about treating COVID-19, and we are well-prepared to do so safely in specially designated areas at all of our hospitals. That’s why we decided that it was time to transition Bay Park Hospital back to normal operations.”
Bay Park representatives said the first step in the transition was to routinely treat and admit COVID-19 positive and suspected positive adult patients at their local ProMedica hospitals starting on May 14. Soon after, Bay Park Hospital began accepting non-COVID-19 admissions.
“We have taken a systematic, phased-in approach to resuming normal hospital operations,” Bay Park Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Ravi Narra said. “Just as we strategically designated Bay Park Hospital as the centralized COVID-19 facility, we have been very thoughtful about returning to normal operations.”
The next step was to re-open surgery services at the hospital. Consistent with state guidelines, Bay Park is performing all essential surgeries and non-essential surgeries that do not require an overnight stay. Ambulatory diagnostic testing capabilities at Bay Park Hospital resumed on May 18, including non-time sensitive fluoroscopy, mammograms, ultrasound, DEXA and lung cancer screenings.
ProMedica Physicians’ offices in the Bay Park Medical Office Building that were impacted by the hospital’s COVID-19 designation began re-opening for in-person visits over the past few weeks. This week, the final offices, including ProMedica Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology – Oregon and ProMedica Physicians Cardiology – Oregon re-opened.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported our staff and patients during this challenging time,” Buskey said. "While the pandemic is not over, we are hopeful about our path forward as a health system and as a community. With the lessons learned and a strengthened sense of purpose, our staff at all of our hospitals stand ready to deliver safe, compassionate, quality care for all severe injuries and illnesses.”
ProMedica Bay Park Hosptial is located at 2801 Bay Park Dr, Oregon, OH 43616.
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