SHELBYVILLE — HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will be performing elective surgeries once again starting Tuesday, May 19 under Illinois public health guidelines. If community members have a surgery or procedure scheduled, they will receive instructions from their provider or the hospital on next steps.
Our community’s health and safety is our top priority. Good Shepherd Hospital has enhanced its infection prevention and safety protocols to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. These enhanced measures include visitor restrictions and the use of the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) by both clinical and non-clinical colleagues. In addition, when applicable, surgery patients will be screened for COVID-19.
We would also like to provide the community with some other important information.
Don’t delay emergency care
HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital would like to remind our community that we are open and available to provide all types of emergency medical care, 24/7, regardless of the current public health crisis.
• If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, a serious injury or potential broken bone, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.
• If you’re experiencing other non-urgent symptoms such as allergies, rashes, ear aches or pink eye, call your primary care doctor or send a message through MyChart.
Concerned about COVID-19 symptoms?
If you are experiencing cough, fever or shortness of breath, please call your primary care doctor and do not go directly to a doctor’s office. A nurse will assess your symptoms over the phone and advise you on your next level of care.
Free COVID-19 assessments are available at AnytimeCare.com or on the AnytimeCare app, available on Apple and Android products.
You can help
There are many ways you can help us in this fight against COVID-19.
• Ace Sign Company and Primo Designs teamed up to raise money for HSHS Good Shepherd Foundation. By visiting heartsforhealthcare.com you can purchase Hearts for Healthcare Workers yard signs and t-shirts to benefit local COVID-19 response efforts.
• Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach continues to accept clean medical supplies in its lobby, day or night.
It is our privilege to care for you. We encourage you to take steps to manage your health, both physical and mental, during this time.