Seton Medical Center will resume elective surgical procedures
May 12, 2020 | Seton News
After several months of careful evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Seton Medical Center will resume elective surgical procedures at the ASC, main OR, GI, outpatient diagnostics, medical imaging, and the Cath Lab beginning May 11, 2020.
This will allow patients who have needed surgeries, procedures or diagnostics that were previously deemed urgent or emergent to now seek care.
This decision has been made in partnership with clinical leadership and is commensurate with CDC, CDPH and State of California guidelines, Seton Medical Center will re-open for elective surgical procedures.
Our new processes that will assure ensure patient, physician and staff safety in this COVID-19 environment are as follows:
Patients will be pre-screened up to a maximum of three days before their scheduled procedure. Physicians must place orders for COVID-19 PCR testing in advance for patients who are required for COVID-19 PCR testing.
Patients testing positive for COVID-19 or who do not pass screening for COVID-19 will not be scheduled for their procedure.
Commensurate with practice in the local community, we will require COVID-19 PCR testing for patients undergoing invasive or aerosolizing procedures.
Re-opening Seton Medical Center for elective procedures is a significant milestone in this COVID-19 pandemic. With shelter-in-place restrictions lifting, we want to assure you that patient, physician and staff safety is our first priority