At Saint Luke's South Surgery Center, there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and physicians. During this time of uncertainty with the coronavirus, we remain committed to providing high quality and compassionate care that you have come to expect from your caregivers at Saint Luke's South Surgery Center.
In accordance with CMS, CDC, State, Local, Tribal and National Specialty Societies (American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Hospital Association) guidelines and recommendations, we are following best practices to provide you, our employees, and physicians with a safe environment. Here are some of the steps that have been instituted and changes you will experience:
Our goal at Saint Luke's South Surgery Center is to protect the health of our patients, staff, and community. We are continually monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus illness. We encourage everyone to follow the latest information from the CDC to prevent the spread of infection. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, we encourage you to contact your primary care provider.
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Q: Can my family wait for me in the waiting room?
A: All Pediatric patients will be allowed ONE person to accompany them in the facility on the day of their scheduled procedure. Adults will not be accompanied by another person, unless there is a compelling medical reason.
Q: Will my temperature be checked?
A: Yes. Everyone who enters the building will have their temperature checked and answer screening questions designed to reduce risk of community spread of illness.
Q: Who is required to wear a mask?
A: All staff, patients, and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering, at all times.
Q: What if I don't have a mask?
A: If you do not have a mask, we will provide one upon entry to the facility.
Q: What cleaning protocols are in place?
A: We have established additional and special procedures for cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility with an emphasis on frequently touched areas, such as doorknobs, telephones, handrails, etc. These are in addition to the already rigorous infection control policies, procedures and practices that were in place prior to the current pandemic.
Q: What if I have COVID symptoms on the day my surgery is scheduled?
A: If you are ill or exhibiting COVID symptoms, please call and cancel your procedure and contact your primary care provider.