Procedures at Stamford Hospital—What to Expect
Michael Ebright, MD, Stamford Health Medical Group
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At Stamford Health, your safety is our top priority. We continue to take measures to safeguard your health during COVID-19 by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines.
When you have a procedure at Stamford Hospital, expect:
- Cleaning—All procedural areas are thoroughly cleaned between patient visits. We use specialized UV light disinfection, also known as the robotic Zenex machine, as part of our robust infection prevention program.
- Screening—Everyone who enters a Stamford Health location is screened for symptoms of COVID-19. Expect to answer a series of questions and have your temperature taken.
- Testing—You'll be tested for COVID-19 48 hours before your procedure. For your convenience, we can help you schedule an appointment at Stamford Hospital. If you choose to receive testing elsewhere, you will need to prove that you received your test results 48 hours before your procedure.
- Social distancing—Stay safe and comfortable in our waiting rooms, where social distancing guidelines are enforced.
- Face masks—All staff and patients need to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one.
- Hand hygiene—Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands to help prevent the spread of germs.
- Visitor policy—Visitors are not allowed inside Stamford Hospital unless your care team has made an exception. Arrange for your loved one to drop you off in front of the hospital on the day of your procedure, and a staff member will escort you to your appointment.
- Family communication—When you arrive, we'll ask for the name and phone number of the person you'd like your care team to communicate with about your procedure. That person will receive updates and discharge instructions.
- Discharge and pickup after the procedure— Rely on your care team to arrange a curbside pickup time with your loved one when you are ready to go home.
- Follow-up care—Expect a call 24 hours after your procedure. We'll ask how you're feeling and answer any questions.
Thank you for entrusting us with your care.