KPC Health to safely reopen seven Southern California hospitals for elective procedures, important health care services

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Valley News - Health

SANTA ANA – KPC Health announced the safe reopening of its seven full-service acute care hospitals in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties Thursday, April 30, for elective non-emergent, non-COVID-19 procedures and treatments. The hospitals include Orange County Global Medical Center, Chapman Global Medical Center, Anaheim Global Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center, Hemet Global Medical Center, Menifee Global Medical Center and Victor Valley Global Medical Center.

The reopening is being implemented with thorough quality control protocols, in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a part of Phase One of President Donald Trump’s “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again” and California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge.”

“KPC Health’s Global Medical Centers have deployed significant resources to ensure preparedness and patient safety and meet all state and federal guidelines to resume providing important health care services that our communities depend on. Patients should be highly confident in the safety and quality of our hospitals,” Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, founder and chairman of KPC Health, said.

“Since early March, all KPC Health hospitals have operated under the Hospital Incident Command System structure, activated Level 1 Triage and deployed extensive resources for the anticipated surge, quarantine and treatment of COVID-19 patients. These efforts have been highly successful and put us in a position to establish appropriate protocols for the safe delivery of non-COVID-19 related care,” Peter Baronoff, CEO of KPC Health, said.

“Like many hospitals, we have observed a significant decline in patients coming in for common health issues, such as chest pain, appendicitis, gall bladder disease and arthritic joints.  Postponing treatment for these types of illnesses could have serious health effects, and even cause death.  It is critical that we provide patients with a safe place to go for basic health care services so that we do not exacerbate the public health challenges we are already facing,” Dr. John Heydt, chief clinical officer of KPC Health, said.

KPC Health owns and operates a group of integrated health care delivery systems consisting of acute care hospitals, Independent Physician Associations, medical groups and various fully-integrated, multi-specialty medical facilities. KPC Health’s current system of hospitals includes seven full-service acute care hospitals located throughout southern California, including Orange County Global Medical Center, Chapman Global Medical Center, Anaheim Global Medical Center, South Coast Global Medical Center, Hemet Global Medical Center, Menifee Global Medical Center and Victor Valley Global Medical Center.

Submitted by KPC Health.