Elective Surgery: New Precautions Protect You

All elective surgeries, such as hernia repair and knee replacements, were canceled to ensure hospitals had the resources to care for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

With COVID-19 cases being managed and equipment and supplies – including masks and other personal protective equipment – in place, it is now safe to resume elective surgeries. We have special measures in place to ensure your safety.

  • All surgery patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to their surgery. This eliminates the concern about exposure from someone not showing symptoms.
  • You will be kept separate from patients receiving care for COVID-19 during your entire hospital stay.
  • As always, our operating rooms and surgical and anesthesia equipment undergo the most stringent sterilization procedures.

If you have concerns about an elective procedure, talk to your provider. It’s important to us that you feel safe receiving care in our facilities.