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This week, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital began accepting patients for some elective procedures, a return to a bit of normalcy in a place that’s been thrust into the frontline of a worldwide pandemic.
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital saw a slow Memorial Day weekend, but is reporting a recent uptick in non-Covid patients as it announces strict safety protocols to reopen the facility for the summer.
With Covid-19 cases on the Island holding firm, leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced their own first steps for reopening the facility at a press briefing Wednesday, saying pediatric visits would be available next week and other elective procedures available as soon as June 1.
In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, hospital CEO Denise Schepici and chief medical officer Dr. Pieter Pil said clinical procedures, services for priority preventive care, pediatric care, diagnostic and treatment for high-risk patients are being offered again.