At Paoli Surgery Center, there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and physicians. During this time, we are committed to providing the same high quality and compassionate care that you have come to expect from your caregivers at Paoli 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 Paoli 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 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, non-English speaking individuals requiring the assistance of certified translator), visitors will be asked to wait outside or in their vehicles.
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.
When you arrive for your COVID-19 test - pull up to the front door of the Paoli Surgery Center. Please stay in your car and a nurse will come to your car to perform the test.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please give us 48 hours' notice so that we can re-schedule your Covid appointment. Failure to call and re-schedule, may delay your surgical procedure.
In order to help minimize exposure to the asymptomatic spread of the Covid-19, please adhere to the following precautions:
Please be patient with us during this challenging time as we need to take these added precautions. We want to perform your surgery while keeping everyone safe. Our highest priority is providing our patients with the best possible outcome.