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CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System to Continue Applicable Elective Procedures January 4, 2021

Texarkana, TX – Following Governor Abbot’s Executive Order GA-32, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System is able to continue providing elective procedures including outpatient surgery for most of our patients as they do not require inpatient care and do not impact our ability to care for COVID patients. We expect to be able to provide a full range of services – not just COVID care. Elective cases requiring inpatient stay will be reviewed for appropriateness.

Like the entire region and health care facilities across the country, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System is seeing an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 and a rise in COVID patients in our hospitals, in some cases reaching their highest levels to date. It is important that the public knows that our medical experts anticipated and planned for these surges, and we are ready to care for patients. This preparation includes closely monitoring vital medical supplies and equipment, as well as evaluating possible expansion of space and beds to care for COVID patients, should the need arise. Most importantly, the Texarkana community should know that CHRISTUS St. Michael remains a safe, healing environment, and we’re continuing to meet the needs of our community.