Surgeries at other hospitals to begin in coming weeks
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System has begun performing non-urgent surgeries at its hospitals in Marshfield and Eau Claire and anticipates increasing the number of procedures at its hospitals in Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Beaver Dam and Neillsville, and the System’s outpatient surgery centers in Minocqua and Wausau over the next several weeks.
The first phase includes procedures that have a relatively minimal impact on the System’s supply of PPE and testing capacity, for example procedures for cataracts, pain, GI, joints and others not requiring general anesthesia. Plans for subsequent phases are being formulated to operationalize in the near future.
Marshfield Clinic Health System staff is re-contacting patients who had procedures postponed to get their procedures rescheduled.