Surgical services return at Medina Memorial Hospital

Staff Reports Posted 1 May 2020 at 3:52 pm

State OK’s return of elective surgeries in 35 counties

Medina Memorial Hospital is doing elective surgeries again after the state had banned them to ensure adequate space in hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 21 said some counties didn’t have enough Coivd-19 cases to justify continuing the ban on elective surgeries. He allowed those surgeries to resume in 35 counties, including Orleans.

Medina Memorial resumed doing surgeries today. Those surgical services include: general surgeries, GI scopes, ENT and urology.

All surgical patients will need to be tested for Covid-19 three days prior to surgery and their physicians will provide them with details, Medina Memorial said.

Testing is currently being offered at the Albion Health Center – 14789 Route 31, Albion (585-589-2273). Patients will need to pre-register by phone the day prior to their surgery and a nurse will call them to discuss their health history and arrival time. When arriving at the hospital patients will have their temperature taken and will be provided with a mask.

No visitors will be allowed with the patient unless the patient is a child and then one parent may accompany them. The person who is bringing the patient for their surgery will be able to wait in the hospital parking lot. Information regarding the status of the patient and discharge instructions will be communicated via cell phone.

For any questions, please call your provider or Kim Gray, director of Surgical Services, at 585-798-8301.

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