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Published on May 04, 2020

Don’t Delay Emergency Medical Treatment: Milford Regional Remains Ready to Care for All Patients!

During the past several weeks, Milford Regional Medical Center has been preparing for the impact of the coronavirus and treating patients as the virus has taken hold of our region. While a lot of the focus has been on the effort to combat COVID-19, Milford Regional is still able to meet the emergency medical needs of all patients.

Medical emergencies such as a stroke or heart attack, pain due to a broken bone or appendicitis, or complications from diabetes or other chronic disease are just some examples of conditions that require immediate attention. Milford Regional emergency medicine physicians and staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat all emergent needs.

Milford Regional remains as steadfast in its commitment to treat all emergency medical needs just as it did a few months ago, before the emergence of this new virus. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency does not have to fear risking their health by seeking treatment at the hospital; in fact, delaying treatment might be more harmful.

“While the world around is may have changed, the definition of a medical emergency has not changed,” says Jeffrey Hopkins, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Milford Regional.

Milford Regional providers are ready to treat any kind of medical condition. The hospital has enacted a detailed plan to ensure patients are protected from exposure to the coronavirus from the moment they enter the hospital. These measures include screening prior to entering the hospital, distributing masks to all patients, following detailed infection control measures throughout the facility, and isolating COVID-19 patients and those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in a separate area of the hospital.

“We have the capacity, resources and safe treatment areas at Milford Regional to manage all of our patients’ emergency needs,” says Dr. Hopkins. “We are encouraging patients to continue practicing social distancing measures and to stay at home as much as possible, but that does not apply when dealing with emergency medical conditions. Delaying care or ignoring symptoms can be more deadly than COVID-19 itself.”

 


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