Spectrum Health Lakeland

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Nurse’s week and healthcare week has a deeper meaning this year amid the coronavirus crisis. One health system in Southwestern Michigan is involving the community to celebrate.

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Alissa Eckert, MS

 

Spectrum Health Lakeland is starting to put select appointments and procedures back on the calendar as the impact of social distancing measures begin to show in local COVID-19 numbers.

 

Elective procedures are not part of the change, and any emergency or urgent care will still be prioritized. But some procedures that could be safely postponed for a few weeks, but not longer, will start to be scheduled at Lakeland facilities.

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Those with underlying health conditions are most vulnerable to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The virus is especially dangerous to people with heart disease.