Restart: Post COVID-19

Restart: Post COVID-19 Elective Surgery

Saint Michael's Medical Center is set to resume elective surgery and invasive procedures beginning May 26.

This is welcome news to many of our patients who have been living in pain and enduring other discomforts while delaying much-needed medical attention.

With the lifting of the restrictions, please feel free to reach out to your physician to schedule face-to-face appointments and elective surgeries at the hospital.

Be assured that patient safety remains our number one priority, and we have worked hard to ensure that our patients, staff and physicians continue to feel safe in the hospital at all times.

Following are measures that have been put in place to ensure your comfort:

  • All patients and visitors must pass through a hospital screening station upon entering the building, use hand sanitizer and wear a surgical mask while inside.
  • Surgical patients will be given a COVID-19 test about 48-72 hours prior to their procedure. If positive, the surgery will be rescheduled to a later date. Patients must also wear a surgical mask at all times.
  • Our hospital follows CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting all patient care and treatment areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients.
  • Our hospital continues to adhere to established protocols for PPE use to safeguard healthcare workers and patients from virus exposure.
  • Surgical or medical patients are kept isolated on a separate floor, away from the dedicated COVID-19 unit. COVID-19 patients are quarantined in rooms and their caregivers follow the strictest precautions, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Non-essential personnel and visitors are not permitted in the hospital. Outpatient surgical patients may have one adult visitor accompany them in the waiting room.
  • A task force of physician leaders, executives and infection prevention specialists meets regularly to examine and review all safety and infection prevention strategies.

If you have any questions, please feel free to review our Frequently Asked Questions.