HAMILTON — After weeks at a heightened state of alert for the pandemic,
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital begins to restore more services, although
there are still full precautions to keep everyone safe.
Starting Thursday, Marcus Daly Hospital said they're carefully beginning
to restore full services at the main campus in Hamilton, and the outlying
clinics in the Bitterroot Valley. That's following Gov. Steve Bullock's
reopening guidelines and recommendations from the Montana Hospital Association.
And Marcus Daly leaders say it's because Ravalli County residents took
the outbreak seriously, giving the hospital the "gift" of time.
"That gave the hospital a lot of time to prepare and set up a lot
of services very, very quickly to make sure we can service people that
may become infected with respiratory illnesses that are new," April
Weinberger, the Chief Medical Officer at Marcus Daly, said. "And
also be able to service everyone else in a safe way at the same time."
The changes return procedures that may have been postponed.
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