Elective Surgery Policy – Pennsylvania Campuses Elective Surgery Policy – Pennsylvania Campuses

Elective Surgery Policy – Pennsylvania Campuses

St. Luke’s University Health Network will begin elective surgeries and resume certain other related procedures at its Pennsylvania hospitals and facilities on Monday, May 11. Our hospitals are safe, and we are ready for you. The “stay at home” measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus have proven effective in our community, and St. Luke’s Infectious Disease experts have determined that elective surgeries and associated diagnostic and imaging studies may proceed with certain safeguards. (Note this change does not apply to St. Luke’s Warren Campus, which is on a separate, New Jersey timetable.)

Some important things to know:

  1. We have not experienced a surge of COVID patients like what was seen in NYC / NJ
  2. If your surgery requires an inpatient stay, you will be on a floor with no known COVID patients
  3. The nurses and staff taking care of you will not be taking care of COVID patients at the same time
  4. All staff will be masked at all times in the hospital for your protection
  5. All patients undergoing surgery will be COVID tested, pre-procedure, helping to ensure a COVID free environment

Our surgeons are looking forward to resuming an expanded array of elective procedures. Our priority is and will always be the safety of our patients.