CLEWISTON — Hendry Regional Medical Center will resume elective surgeries Monday, Sept. 27, with safety guidelines in place.
For the past month surgeries and other elective procedures were placed on hold while the dedicated staff at HRMC stood on the front lines and battled the COVID19 pandemic within the community.
“Our staff continue to go above and beyond to serve our community throughout this pandemic,” stated R.D. Williams, CEO, “we are looking forward to once again offering full-service healthcare in a safe manner for all.”
New and existing elective surgery procedures will resume with safety guidelines in place. Ongoing safety measures include: no visitors, screening questions for all patients prior to entry, temperature checks, and all staff and patients required to wear face masks.
Patients seeking elective general surgery require a COVID19 test, and results obtained prior to the surgery date. Patients must receive a negative result as part of the required pre-operative testing.
Patients undergoing outpatient surgery and/or procedures may have one designated visitor who will be permitted to assist with the arrival and registration process if needed. This visitor will leave the facility during the procedure/surgery, remain near the premises, and will be contacted by phone post-procedure/surgery.
“We continue to evaluate our safety procedures and make the necessary changes to ensure the safety of our patients and staff,” stated Williams. Hendry Regional continues to work with local, state and federal agencies to ensure the safety and highest quality of healthcare are provided to all.
Hendry Regional Medical Center has two state of the art surgery suites with an additional procedure unit. To schedule an appointment with a HRMC general surgeon call 863-983-5026.