Greenwood Leflore Hospital has announced the reopening of limited inpatient services on Wednesday after being forced to discharge or transfer patients as a result of a defective sewage line on August 16.
Following the recovery from the sewage line incident, the hospital conducted further analysis of inpatient services that were temporarily closed. This analysis was required to determine — with labor shortages and higher labor costs — how the hospital can continue to operate inpatient services while covering the cost of providing those services.
After review, the hospital is reopening 12 medical/surgical beds. These beds will accommodate post-surgical inpatients and medical admissions, as well as patients under observation for less than 24 hours.
All outpatient services were reopened at the hospital last week. The Labor & Delivery Unit remains staffed only for Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act purposes. The hospital’s ICU will remain temporarily closed for the time being.