At St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery, 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 St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery.
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:
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Q: Can I bring someone with me for my surgery?
A: Yes. During the procedure the caregiver(s) will be able to wait in the waiting room as space allows. We ask that NO additional children come on the day of surgery.
Q: Can my family wait for me in the waiting room?
A: Visitors can wait in the waiting room, as space allows. Cell phone communication may be used by the physician and recovery room nurses.
Q: Will my temperature be checked?
A: Yes. Patients 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: Per CMS/CDC everybody in a healthcare facility is expected to use masking and source control based on transmission levels in a community. Masking is required in patient care areas for all individuals when a transmission level is high. Our community level will be posted at the front door upon entrance.
Q: What if I don't have a mask?
A: We can provide you with a mask upon request.
Q: What if I have COVID symptoms or any other illness 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.
If you have any questions, please call us at 816-364-9992.
Download the COVID-19 Letter to Patients (updated 06/16/2021)
It can be unnerving to share the entirety of your medical history with anyone, even a recognized facility like ours. Rest assured, your personal information and patient data are protected according to all federal HIPAA laws and regulations.