ROME, N.Y. – Rome Memorial Hospital has officially resumed elective procedures after meeting the state capacity requirements and putting precautionary measures in place throughout the facility.
Hospital president and CEO, Mark Murphy, says surgery patients will all be tested for COVID-19 prior to surgery to ensure the safety of other hospital patients and staff.
“Because of our commitment to providing the highest standards of safety, our teams examined every step of our process and adopted extra precautions to protect our patients,” Murphy said. “Since some people who have COVID-19 don’t exhibit symptoms, our ability to perform rapid onsite testing is essential to minimizing risks to patients, staff and providers.”
The hospital also released several other safety procedures that will be followed moving forward, using guidelines from the state Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This includes requiring face coverings, fever screenings, and designated separate entrances for surgery patients.