Westmed Medical Group’s Rye ASC has resumed surgical procedures as of June 1, 2020. Here is all you need to know to prepare for your planned procedure:
Will I be tested for COVID-19 prior to my procedure?
Yes. After your procedure is scheduled at the Rye ASC, you will receive guidance on where and how to receive COVID-19 testing prior to your procedure date.
Patients will be administered a test three days prior to their scheduled procedure, and be asked to remain in self-quarantine between the time immediately following the test to the date of the procedure.
- If the COVID-19 test result is reported as negative, and you do not have a fever or respiratory symptoms at the time of arrival for your procedure, your procedure will continue as planned.
- If the COVID-19 test result is reported as positive, further evaluation may be performed and result in a delay of your planned surgical procedure.
What precautions do I need to follow before my planned procedure?
As soon as your procedure is scheduled, we encourage patients to limit contact with visitors and self-quarantine inside your home as much as possible in order to reduce the possibility of contracting COVID-19. Some precautions you should take include:
- Maintain Social Distancing Measures. As much as possible, separate yourself from others and be sure to wear proper facial covering if you must be outside of your home
- Practice Good Hand Hygiene.
- Avoid Contact with Anyone Sick. Be sure to avoid spending time with any person you know to be ill, exhibiting respiratory symptoms, or someone who is known to have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Remember to contact your Westmed healthcare provider if there are any changes to your health status during the time prior to your scheduled procedure, related to COVID-19 or otherwise.
What is the Rye ASC Visitor Policy & Post-Procedure Protocol?
In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and maintain the health and safety of our patients at the Rye ASC, we have enacted a limited visitor policy for the time being.*
- All family members and/or visitors will be informed that no guests are permitted in the waiting room during the time of the surgical procedure.
- Rather, family members and guests will be instructed to wait outside (or in their vehicles) until the patient is ready to be discharged.
- A member of the Rye ASC team will collect the mobile phone number of the family member or guest who will accompany the surgical patient after discharge. That family member or guest will be contacted by phone as
soon as the surgical patient is ready for discharge and they will be provided instruction for pick-up.
How is the facility cleaned in order to be sure I am safe during my surgical procedure?
At Westmed and the Rye ASC there is nothing is more important to us than your safety. Our team is working around the clock to ensure the well-being of our valued patients and staff – including enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures in our surgical spaces. Our team adheres to a rigorous cleaning protocol between each procedure, including electromagnetic deep-clean sanitization of all surfaces, patient and staff areas as well as daily monitoring of our HVAC systems to assure maximum fresh air exchanges.
*Pediatric patients under the age of 18 will be allowed one family member to accompany them in the preoperative area.