5/21/2020: Elective Surgery Update:
The Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center will resume elective procedures May 26th. All elective surgeries will require COVID-19 testing within 72 hours of surgery. SOS is reaching out to patients to coordinate their surgery and COVID-19 testing.
SOS is working with Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital on a phased approach to conducting outpatient surgical cases.
Surgeries are being individually assessed, based on risk, to determine the safest environment for procedures to be performed. SOS is reaching out to patients to coordinate their surgery and each hospital will be in touch regarding the COVID-19 testing that will need to be performed prior to surgery.
How SOS is Handling COVID-19
SOS’ priority during this pandemic is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, employees and the community. SOS is aware of the updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health.
Effective Saturday 4/18 all SOS facilities will require patients to wear a face covering prior to entering SOS facilities as we abide by Governor Cuomo’s directive.
SOS Locations Remain Open
At this time all SOS locations will remain open except for SOS PLUS Liverpool, which is closed until further notice.
SOS PLUS Dewitt is still open with regular hours. Weekdays: 5pm-8:30pm and Weekends: 10am-2pm.
Please be aware there may be additional telephone hold times due to reduced staffing. We ask for patience during this time.
To ensure our patients, employees and visitors well-being, ask yourself this information before your appointment.
SOS Screening Procedure
Enhanced screening processes are in place for every employee and patient at all SOS locations. The enhanced screening process includes getting your temperature taken and being asked a few questions.
How Can I Protect Myself from COVID-19?
You can help protect yourself by frequently washing your hands and not touching your face. Click here for a video from our Clinical Practice Manager on how to properly wash your hands.
Also, practice social distancing whenever you get the chance. This will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Upstate University Hospital COVID-19 Hotline
Upstate University Hospital officials have set up a phone bank to answer questions about COVID-19 throughout 14 Central New York counties. The line will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If a member of the public has coronavirus-related questions, is showing possible symptoms, or may have had an exposure to someone diagnosed with a positive case of COVID-19, they would call this line to be guided on next steps.
Call this number if you do not have a primary care provider or do not have health insurance. If you do have a primary care doctor, call that person first.
Call 211 for community, government, or social services or visit their website https://211cny.com/
Onondaga County Updates: http://www.ongov.net/health/coronavirus.html
What to Do If Your Surgery Is Postponed, Click Here.
For Hip and Knee Joint Care at Home During COIVD-19, Click Here.
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