Gov. Ricketts announces new DHM

It suspends Class C, D, and E inpatient and outpatient surgeries (pre-scheduled, non-emergency medical surgeries) at The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha after the hospital facility chose to begin operating under a crisis standard of care yesterday. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Amid rising COVID-19 cases across the state, Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced a new Directed Health Measure (DHM).

It suspends Class C, D, and E inpatient and outpatient surgeries (pre-scheduled, non-emergency medical surgeries) at The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) in Omaha after the hospital facility chose to begin operating under a crisis standard of care yesterday.

“Hospitals that decide to operate under a crisis standard of care should not be performing non-emergency surgeries,” said Gov. Ricketts in a press release.  “Today’s DHM makes sure the Nebraska Medical Center remains focused on prioritizing care for patients with the most urgent medical needs.”

The DHM takes affect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and is scheduled to remain in place through Feb. 13, 2022.

 

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