Safety remains our top priority as elective surgeries resume
The health and safety of our patients and caregivers remains the top priority across our clinics and hospitals as we resume elective surgeries and procedures.
One of our biggest concerns in the weeks since COVID-19 emerged are patients who may be putting off routine medical care or planned surgeries, resulting in more emergent medical issues. Patients have better outcomes if we can treat the problem before it becomes an emergency, so it is important for us to be able to get back to performing some of these procedures for the overall health of our patients.
To protect the safety of our patients and caregivers, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as well as state and local government orders.
- We are committed to providing continuity of care, and will assess care needs with individual patients. We will provide our best care guidance while balancing the risks of community COVID-19 spread.
- If you have symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, you will be required to reschedule your surgery or procedure.
- One visitor per patient is allowed. Once the patient leaves the pre-op area the visitor must leave the facility or wait in the waiting room, which has been set up to ensure proper social distancing.
- All visitors must go through COVID-19 screening before entering/re-entering.
- We continue social distancing, hand sanitizing, masking and additional cleaning measures. All patients and visitors are required to participate.
- We are monitoring the health of our employees daily
- COVID-19 and potential COVID-19 patients are isolated in a separate area of our facilities as well as the caregivers that serve these patients.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for all who visit and work at our hospitals.