BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) – University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, based in Bel Air, on Tuesday announced its Crisis Care Standards protocols following a “significant increase” in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Protocols are designed to manage hospital spikes, and actions include reducing surgical volumes by at least 20 percent and closing the hospital to most visitors.
For the safety of our patients and staff, no visitors are currently allowed to the Harford Memorial. Exceptions are only for: end of life / hospice; care partners for people with disabilities; approved faith-based visitors and those requested by the medical team to assist in discharge planning. pic.twitter.com/X3s5k1E5Jv
– UM UCH (@UpperChesapeake) December 28, 2021
“It is important that our community understands the reality of what our hospital is currently going through, how that can affect their care, and – most importantly – they can What steps can be taken to help reduce the extra burden on our hospital,” said Marcy Austin, Interim Health Officer at Harford County Health Department
UM HMH is now the third University of Maryland Health System (UMMS) hospital to announce a CSC, along with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/28/harford-memorial-hospital-declares-crisis-standards-of-care/ Harford Memorial Hospital Crisis Care Standards Statement – CBS Baltimore