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Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce to reopen October 28

Hunt Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Carter shared news via press release Tuesday that the Emergency Medical Center in Commerce, TX will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28. The Commerce facility has been closed since August 7, 2021, while staffing and resources were redirected to COVID-19 and related care at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, TX.

Text of today's press release follows:

The inpatient COVID+ patients at Hunt Regional Medical Center have now decreased to a level that will allow us to reopen Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce. This facility will reopen on Thursday, October 28 at 7am.

Currently there are a total of 27 COVID+ patients in Greenville with one patient fully vaccinated. Eight of the COVID+ patients are in the ICU and 4 of those are on ventilators.

Today our total ICU census is down to 19 patients and there are 2 patients holding in the ER for an available inpatient bed.

The percentage of those testing positive for COVID was at 9% yesterday which is also a big improvement.

We are working toward closing the overflow patient care area in our Post Anesthesia Care Unit. As soon as this is accomplished we will begin inpatient surgeries. The Surgery Committee will meet tomorrow to discuss a timeline.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. We are looking forward to getting all our facilities and services back to normal.

Sincerely –

Richard Carter, CEO