United Healthcare Partners and Others to Serve as Relief Hospitals

Larger, urban hospitals and health systems in Southeastern Michigan are currently at capacity caring for patients with COVID-19, and acute care hospitals elsewhere around the state are preparing to serve as additional treatment sites. As a result, and in an effort to assist, Deckerville Community Hospital and Marlette Regional Hospital, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, among others in the Thumb Region will begin serving as relief sites for these hospitals to treat non-COVID-19 patients for their inpatient and outpatient needs. This request has been brought forth by the State of Michigan, and if immediate action is not taken state-wide by the healthcare system, needless loss of life is anticipated.

The COVID-19 outbreak is ever-evolving, and although we are not accepting patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 right now, there may be a time in the future where we will be mandated to do so. That's why it's important to slow the spread by taking all necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and to adhere to Governor Whitmer's executive orders. Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy!

For the latest updates at Deckerville Community Hospital, call 810-376-2835, visit www.deckervillehosp.org, or "Like" Deckerville Community Hospital on Facebook. For the latest updates at Marlette Regional Hospital, call 989-635-4000, visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org, or "Like" Marlette Regional Hospital on Facebook.