Ever since the COVID 19 pandemic forced itself into our lives, medical facilities have been limiting or even prohibiting visitors from visitation which has caused distress for both patients and their families.
On Monday’s Talk Back show, three medical professionals from Missoula Community Medical Center shared their expertise about the COVID 19 pandemic, and the hospital’s preparations to resume providing elective surgeries and no emergency procedures.
Both Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center are advising the public to go to a walk-in clinic to be screened for upper respiratory problems or flu-like symptoms, rather than calling the hospitals directly.
Community Medical Center has experienced a reduction in state Medicaid payments of greater than 6 million dollars in fiscal 2018 due to the cuts in state spending that were enacted by the legislature in late 2017.
Community Medical Center CEO Dean French is watching the drama unfold in Washington as President Donald Trump has taken it upon himself to undo the infrastructure of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.