Elective Surgeries | Emergency Departments | Physician Offices
HAS BROWARD HEALTH BEGUN ELECTIVE SURGERIES?
Countless South Floridians have had their medical care postponed due to the pandemic, and at Broward Health we have resumed procedures for those patients, following CDC and state guidelines. Broward Health is working closely with medical providers to reschedule postponed procedures and ensure the community has access to the medical care they so desperately need. Physicians will use guidelines from the American College of Surgeons to determine if patients qualify, based on their individual needs.
I HAVE HEARD THAT BECAUSE OF COVID-19, THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF BEDS IN HOSPITALS. ARE YOU READY FOR MORE PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES?
Broward Health has the bed capacity to care for both COVID-19 and other patients. Safety precautions, including screenings of everyone who enters the hospitals, continued use of dedicated COVID-19 units, and the requirement that everyone wear a mask over their nose and mouth, helps ensure the well-being of caregivers and patients.
HOW SHOULD I PROCEED WITH AN ELECTIVE SURGERY THAT WAS POSTPONED BY COVID-19?
If you’re like most people, your health has been on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, is a new day and your journey to being healthy starts at Broward Health. Contact your physician to begin the process for scheduling your surgery, as we are now resuming medical procedures and surgical cases. Our caregivers are ready to provide patients with the exceptional care you know in an environment that has additional safety measures of protection for all who seek care.
IF I HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IS IT SAFE COMING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
Heart attacks, strokes and other emergent conditions don’t wait for a pandemic to end. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should dial 911 and visit the nearest hospital prevent death or permanent disability.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE IS SAFE?
Your doctors are equally committed to taking steps to ensure your safety. As Broward Health physicians reschedule postponed procedures, they will use guidelines from the American College of Surgeons to determine if patients qualify based on their individual needs. Appointments will be scheduled to allow for social distancing in shared spaces, such as the waiting room and all patients receive a pre-visit screening call.. Patients will also be asked to continue to follow current visitation policies that limit guests to those accompanying pediatric patients or expectant mothers.