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Warner Hospital CEO Says Hospital Will Operate As If We're Still in Phase 3

To protect its workers and patients, Clinton's Warner Hospital and Health Services will continue to operate under the guidance of Phase 3 of the 'Restore Illinois' plan despite the state moving to phase 4 Friday.


CEO Paul Skowron told Regional Radio News on the WHOW Morning Show Wednesday they are going to continue to require masks by patients and social distancing guidelines of six-feet separation. He believes it is important for them to not let their guard down and demonstrate maximum safety. 



While many hospitals had to lay off staff and many systems have found themselves in financial trouble since the coronavirus began, Skowron says that did not happen in Clinton and he emphasizes they had the cash reserves to get through the difficult shutdowns.



Since the hospital's partial reopening as guidance from health officials has continued, Skowron indicates things fell off significantly but they have since seen a rebound and are getting back to their levels before the shutdown.



Skowron believes if there is a second wave of cases as Illinois begins to reopen further beginning Friday, they will be as prepared as they ever have been because they are well stocked on equipment and testing supplies. 

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