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