Rome Memorial Hospital reopens outpatient services in phased approach

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As the Mohawk Valley region begins the first phase of reopening, Rome Memorial Hospital is taking a phased approach to resuming vital procedures and outpatient services to ensure that patients can get the care that they need to get healthy and stay well, according to an announcement by hospital officials.

“Our patients can trust that we have taken extra precautions to screen patients and staff and disinfect our facilities to minimize the risks of incidental exposure,” said Vice President of Operations Ryan Thompson.“We are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) to ensure that we have the testing and supplies necessary to deliver care in the safest environment possible.”

Elective Surgery:  

The hospital resumed elective surgical procedures, Friday, May 1, by redesigning workflows to test patients for COVID-19 the day before surgery and designating separate entrances, elevators, units and staff for patients’ enhanced safely.

Sleep Studies and Pulmonary Function Tests:  

Appointments are available for sleep studies and pulmonary function tests in the Dorothy G. Griffin Cardiovascular Center at Rome Memorial Hospital. As with elective surgeries, the hospital redesigned workflows and adjusted scheduling to follow guidelines from the CDC, NYS DOH, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Thoracic Society.

Off-Campus Lab and X-ray:

In addition, the hospital is restoring access to outpatient lab and imaging at Chestnut Commons, 107 E. Chestnut St.

Lab will be available 7 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, effective May 18.

X-ray will be available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, effective May 20.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver exceptional safe patient care for our patients. We appreciate our medical staff’s support as we collaborate to ensure that patients get the care that they need without unnecessary delays,” Thompson said.                          

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