A press release from EOMC, CEO, Bob Carter.
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center will suspend operation of its Surgery and OB departments effective April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
This is being done in response to a sharp decline in business due to the COVID 19 pandemic, which resulted in citizens being instructed to self-quarantine, and hospitals being ordered to suspend elective surgeries and minor medical procedures along with the majority of other outpatient services. The Governor’s Executive Order was extended to April 30th yesterday.
Given that EOMC has experienced an 80% decrease in outpatient volume in the last three weeks, it if financially impossible to sustain the services mentioned above and still provide quality care to the citizens of LeFlore County. Leaders at EOMC have been working closely with the Governing Board and financial advisors over the last 2 weeks before coming to this decision.
All other services such as the Emergency Department, Inpatient Unit, Skilled Nursing Unit, Radiology, Lab, Physical Therapy, Infusion Clinic and physician clinics will remain open and ready to care for our patient needs.
Bob Carter, CEO