We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are doing everything we can to be consistent with the CDC and public health recommendations and continue to provide you with the highest quality service you have come to expect from us.
Due to the dynamic situation of continued efforts to limit exposure to individuals with COVID 19, the state and federal government have imposed additional limitations to institutions, including Ambulatory Surgery Centers, such as Capital City Surgery Center. These changes are being made in an effort to limit potential COVID-19 exposure for our staff, patients and visitors and to conserve resources for those in need. Our primary concern is protecting the health and well-being of our employees, our patients and the community we serve.
For the foreseeable future, Capital City Surgery Center will only perform surgery that is deemed non-elective and/or urgent; defined as any surgery that, if delayed, would cause harm to a patient. This is in conformance with the expectations established by CMS and the federal government. During this period of time, if your surgeon deems your surgery is necessary, Capital City Surgery Center will be here for your care!
Every patient and visitor (designated driver) will be contacted the day prior to surgery and asked specific screening questions. If you answer yes to any of the screening questions, your surgery may be postponed. If your driver answers yes to any of the screening questions, you will be asked to consider another driver to accompany you to the Center.
Capital City Surgery Center has implemented, and continues to practice, the following measures to keep our patients, visitors and employees safe:
- Continued diligence for screening: This includes, not only patients and visitors, but our housekeeping staff, vendors, suppliers, physicians and employees.
- Continued diligence for disinfecting surfaces in the waiting and registration areas, clinical practice areas, break rooms, rest rooms and the operating room
- Practicing social distancing: In waiting area and within the Center itself.
- Limiting visitors to only one per patient (including children).
- Limiting the number of children in the Center. If you can leave your children with another care giver, please do so.
- Daily temperature recording of all patients, visitors, housekeeping staff, vendors, suppliers, physicians and employees.
We are asking visitors who are sick to not enter the facility. This includes visitors with:
- Cough, runny nose, or other symptoms due to allergies
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Any other “cold” symptom
In order to ensure our patient and our team are safe, if you feel a visitor appears sick, please ask one of our staff members to address your concern. Any family/visitor who appears sick, but must be on-site for patient needs (i.e. driver for a patient), must wait outside the Center to limit exposure to others.
Capital City Surgery Center remains committed to doing the right thing! We’ll stay on top of the latest information and relay any service-related updates to you.
It is important for all of us to stay on top of the latest information coming from state and federal experts and we encourage you to monitor the CDC for the latest Coronavirus updates.
Most importantly, we want you and your families to be safe and stay healthy.
Last Updated: March 24, 2020