Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on elective surgeries in Travis County as part of his update on the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19.
We have well-established protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases. Our responsibility during this pandemic includes balancing our readiness to care for patients with COVID-19 while continuing to make sure the many other patients who depend on our hospitals receive needed and timely care.
After reviewing the order and the implications to our patients, it is important to know that at this time our hospitals have the bed capacity, supplies and equipment we need to continue serving patients, meeting the requirements under Governor Abbott’s executive order. Beyond our hospitals, we also have alternate settings for surgeries, including surgery centers and specialty hospitals, which also factor into our decision to schedule a surgery.
For more on our COVID-19 preparedness efforts, including how we are reinforcing infection prevention protocols and guidance from the CDC and sourcing necessary supplies and equipment, visit our Resource Hub.
Thank you for continuing to trust us with your care.
Our health system is prepared to continue meeting the needs of our patients while protecting the health and well-being of our colleagues. For more information, visit our Resource Hub.