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St. Mary Medical Center to resume elective surgeries May 27

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Following the positive impacts of social distancing and the beginning of a decrease in new COVID-19 cases, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will begin a phased approach to resuming critical services and elective surgeries.

Prioritizing clinically necessary services, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic hospitals are tentatively scheduled to resume select services and surgeries on the following dates:

• Saint Francis Healthcare — May 26

• Nazareth Hospital — May 27

• St. Mary Medical Center — May 27

• Mercy Catholic Medical Center — June 2

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic hospitals are implementing COVID-Free Zones, which are areas where we provide care only for people not known to have COVID-19 or COVID symptoms. Other enhanced safety measures include temperature and COVID-19 symptom screenings, continued visitor restrictions and masks provided for physicians, non-clinical staff and anyone who enters Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic facilities.

Additionally, all hospital patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to a procedure or surgery. If a patient tests positive, the provider will determine if the procedure will be postponed or continue depending on the clinical urgency. If there is a negative test result, the procedure will continue as planned in the COVID-free zone.


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