As one other surge of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps throughout the Wabash Valley, Union Well being is experiencing increased than regular affected person volumes, particularly in its emergency room and handy care services.
The neighborhood is urged to be understanding whereas medical groups work by means of fluctuating affected person volumes, whereas prioritizing ranges of severity.
“Our emergency room and hospital have been busier than regular the previous few weeks. These challenges have sadly led to longer than typical wait instances for emergency room care,” mentioned Dr. Osman Abbasi, medical director for emergency medication at Union Hospital.
“Regardless of these challenges, we would like our neighborhood to know that we’re absolutely dedicated to offering the very best care attainable within the Wabash Valley. We respect your persistence as we proceed to navigate by means of an unprecedented pandemic.” Abbasi mentioned.
“Union Medical Group Handy Care at each downtown and eastside areas are additionally experiencing increased than regular affected person volumes,” mentioned Louise Cadick, observe supervisor, for handy care. “Positivity charges for COVID-19 are transferring upward with a present positivity charge at 33%.”
“I’d encourage all who’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination to get the vaccination,” mentioned Dr. John Bolinger, Union’s chief medical officer and vp of medical affairs.
“The COVID-19 vaccinations have a confirmed security report, and a whole lot of thousands and thousands of vaccinations have been given worldwide. They’re very efficient at stopping COVID-19 an infection, not 100%, however near it.
“You possibly can have a break via COVID-19 an infection after having the vaccination, however it isn’t widespread and usually a a lot milder sickness than when you have not obtained the vaccination. The FDA is predicted to bestow full approval of COVID-19 vaccines inside the subsequent few weeks. We’re at the moment seeing a 3rd wave of infections and the Delta variant has been recognized in our neighborhood. Now is an efficient time to get vaccinated, when you have not already.”