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 the same 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:
Our goal at St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery 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 I bring someone with me for my surgery?
A: Visitors accompanying patients will not be allowed into building, unless necessary to deliver care safely (i.e., parents of minor child, persons with disabilities who require special assistance or the help of a responsible person, non-English speaking individuals requiring the assistance of certified translator).
Q: Can my family wait for me in the waiting room?
A: Visitors will be asked to wait outside or in their vehicles. Cell phone communication will be used by the physician and recovery room nurses.
Q: Will my temperature be checked?
A: Yes. Everyone who enters the building will have their temperature checked.
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 exhibiting COVID symptoms, we encourage you to contact your primary care provider.
If you have any questions, please call us at 816-364-9992.
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.