Updated Statement from Peak One Surgery Center regarding Elective Surgery and COVID-19
As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released updated guidance on elective surgeries. It is the intent of the regulatory agencies that hospitals and health systems use this guidance to evaluate whether to provide elective surgeries during community spread of COVID-19. CMS provides recommendations on whether to perform or postpone the surgery based on the urgency of the procedure, health of the patient, and surgical setting. Among other factors, CMS said providers should consider the supply of PPE equipment in the region, ventilator availability and staffing availability.
CMS emphasizes that decisions are left up to the local delivery systems, including state and local health officials and surgeons who have direct responsibility to their patients. The agency intends to refine the guidance over the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak based on feedback from subject matter experts.
Following the updated guidance from CMS, CDC, and our state mandates, Peak One Surgery Center has resumed normal operations with additional precautions , in order to provide needed services to our community in this critical time. The following guidelines will be observed at Peak One Surgery Center:
- Continued point of entry screening.
- Additional time allocated for cases in order to follow the recommended practices for safety of patients, staff, and physicians.
- Continued adherence to current PPE recommendations.
- Preoperative COVID-19 testing in advance of elective surgeries
- Masking requirements for visitors, patients and staff
As a critical component of the healthcare system, we are keenly aware of how our actions can materially impact the health of the communities we serve.
Peak One Surgery Center stands ready to work with federal officials, state, and local governments, and all our colleagues in the healthcare system to provide needed care during these challenging times.
If you have any questions, please contact our facility directly at (970) 668-1458.