Spectrum Health cancels non-emergency care

Spectrum Health
Posted at 1:47 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:51:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spectrum Health is ending all non-emergency appointments, procedures and surgeries in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The move is effective March 17 and will be for two weeks, according to Spectrum Health this afternoon.

“We believe this is the right step to protect our patients, team members and communities,” said Darryl Elmouchi, chief medical officer of Spectrum Health and president of Spectrum Health Medical Group.

“We appreciate the understanding of our communities as we navigate this unprecedented situation and strive to do what is right. We will continue to evaluate this on a weekly basis and will extend these closures as needed.”

Patients with scheduled care will be contacted by their provider with next steps.

Spectrum said patients with questions should call their doctor.