At Riddle Surgical Center, there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and physicians. During this time of uncertainty with the coronavirus, we remain committed to providing the same high quality and compassionate care that you have come to expect from your caregivers at Riddle Surgical 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 Riddle Surgical 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: Currently, we are not permitting family members or visitors, with the exception of minors and special circumstances.
Q: Can my family wait for me in the waiting room?
A: Currently, we are unable to accommodate family members and visitors in our waiting room. Loved ones are welcome to go home and return to pick you up or wait in their car/outside. The PACU will call them as soon as you are nearing discharge.
Q: Will my temperature be checked?
A: Yes. Everyone who enters the building will have their temperature checked.
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.