Enhanced patient safety policy

In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers from the spread of COVID-19, we are enacting a modified visitor policy beginning March 18, 2020 5:30am and continuing until further notice. This procedure applies to all patients within the surgery center.

  • Limit of one visitor per adult patient.
    • This means only one person may accompany an adult patient to the surgery center.
    • Select one caregiver to accompany you to the surgery center, and ensure they are healthy (no fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) and have had no international travel (including a cruise), in the last 14 days.
  • For adult patients:
    • We suggest that no visitor remain at the center in order to comply with the current advice to avoid getting close to other people.
    • If the visitor leaves the center please provide your phone number:
      • Your nurse will call to provide a time to return and instructions for patient discharge.
      • Your provider will call with an update following the surgery and you will be provided discharge/home care instructions.
      • During the patient’s stay at the center, we ask that you not call for updates, but trust we will notify you of any changes in condition.
    • If the visitor chooses to stay in the center please follow recommended precautions to decrease the chances of infection from the Coronavirus and getting COVID-19.
  • Limit of two visitors per pediatric patient.
    • Caregivers accompanying pediatric patients should be healthy (no fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) and have had no international travel (including a cruise), in the last 14 days.
  • For pediatric patients, all visitors must check in at the front desk and will be asked the following questions:
    • Have you had a fever or do you feel sick?
    • Have you traveled outside the country within the last 14 days (including a cruise)?
    • Have you been in in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19?
  • No visitors under the age of 18 unless they are parents of a patient having surgery.
    • This policy includes infants and siblings.
  • No Exceptions to these restrictions will be made.
  • Service animals will continue to be allowed.