COVID-19 exposure suspends orthopedic intake at West Virginia hospital

Practice Management

Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., has stopped taking  orthopedic and trauma patients after a staff member in the orthopedic surgery department tested positive for COVID-19, The Herald-Dispatch reports.

Four things to know:

1. Orthopedic and trauma patients are being routed to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.

2. The staff member who tested positive was asymptomatic. Employees at the hospital have been asked to quarantine for 14 days and will be tested for the virus.

3. Cabell Huntington Hospital is still offering telemedicine appointments.

4. Providers who have not been quarantined will continue to provide in-person care. 

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