All Non-Essential Medical Services Resume at Deckerville & Marlette Hospitals
Governor Whitmer’s repeal of Executive Order 2020-17, the temporary postponement of elective/non-essential medical procedures, is a positive step for the health and wellness of residents and our Thumb Area communities. Effective May 29, all non-essential medical services and procedures for non-COVID patients will resume at Deckerville Community Hospital and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners.
These hospitals began to re-engage operations earlier this month to allow for time-sensitive procedures and in-office visits in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s directives, but this repeal will allow both hospitals to restore all outpatient testing and surgical procedures.
The safety of our patients and staff continues to be our #1 priority and we will continue to take extraordinary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Patients can expect to be screened upon arrival COVID-19 symptoms. Patients will also be asked to wear a mask during their visit; if the patient does not have a mask, one will be provided. Staff will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to the start of their workday. The number of patients scheduled for in-office visits and services will continue to be limited each day to allow for social distancing, so visits may take longer than normal. Visitor restrictions remain in place at this time, so patients should not bring a guest with them unless they are accompanying a minor, are a legal guardian, or are exercising power of attorney.
For more information about services at Deckerville Community Hospital, please call 810-376-2835 or visit www.deckervillehosp.org. For more information about services at Marlette Regional Hospital, please call 989-635-4000 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.