As the positive impact of social distancing continues to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Michigan, CMU Health Department of Surgery, along with our hospital partners at Ascension St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare, are now resuming elective surgeries.
Although we are still learning about the new virus, we are closely following the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and are exercising extreme caution in order to safely care for our patients and protect our providers.
Some precautionary measures we have in place include the use of personal protective equipment such as masks, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of operating and recovery rooms, and prescreening of patients scheduled for surgeries. Based on the results of the screening, hospitals may require some patients to be tested for COVID-19 prior to surgery, and some facilities may require all patients to take a test, which will be arranged by the hospital.
Our focus moving forward is to address health conditions that may not be life-threatening but have a negative impact on a patient’s health and well-being. Our providers are anxious to get back to their calling of serving the health needs of our community and are looking forward to resuming patient care.
If you have any questions, please call our Surgery office at 989-790-1001 or our Obstetrics and Gynecology office at 989-746-7789.