At Beverly Hospital, we have done a tremendous job in keeping our patients, physicians and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue our vigilance as we reopen our operating rooms to elective surgeries. Strict protocols have been instituted to ensure the safety of our, physicians, staff and the patients we serve. If you or a loved one had an elective surgery that was put on hold due to the ban, we suggest reaching out to them to see if it is possible to reschedule.
Based on recent guidelines from the State of California, Beverly Hospital launched the restart of scheduling elective surgeries and procedures on May 18, 2020. Urgent and emergent cases will continue to be scheduled in all service areas. We are looking forward to once again providing excellent surgical services to our patients. There have been many questions since the release of the ban on elective surgeries and our goal is for our patients to feel safe during their time spent at Beverly Hospital.
Our patient’s health and the health of our physicians and employees are our priority. Every decision we make is through that lens. We want to be sure that the approach we are taking in restarting our elective surgeries is safe and well thought out.
Krishna Narayanan, M.D. Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Beverly Hospital states, “Newly updated procedures have been developed and will be followed to meet infection control requirements for elective surgeries. Rest assured that the guidelines that have been implemented meet social distancing requirements for our patient population.”
During this time, Beverly Hospital will continuously evaluate whether there remains a low risk of patient infection and will be prepared to cease elective surgeries if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases.