Palmdale Regional Medical Center is preparing to perform certain elective surgeries based on recent guidelines set forth by healthcare and state officials.
Richard Allen, CEO of Palmdale Regional Medical Center, says while the hospital is ready to meet the surgical needs of its patients, he recognizes that some individuals may have concerns about coming to the hospital while some COVID-19 cases are still being reported in the state. “We want to assure the public that we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff during this challenging time.”
To give patients greater piece of mind, the hospital implemented additional safety protocols that include:
- Screening temperature checks and health questions being asked at entry points before anyone is allowed to enter the hospital
- Deep cleaning and disinfection
- Suspended visitation
These steps are in addition to continuing to practice appropriate social distancing. The enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols also include the use of UV light sterilization, as a further method of disinfection.
The surgery teams at Palmdale Regional Medical Center are working with physician offices to accommodate the scheduling of surgeries and procedures that were postponed due to COVID-19, or that may have recently become a health priority. Patients are encouraged to contact their surgeon or physician for more information.
“The top priority is to ensure that we are providing a safe, quality experience for patients where they can feel protected during their hospitalization,” says Allen.