The hospitals of The Valley Health System are preparing to perform certain elective surgeries after Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced he is allowing resumption of surgeries beginning May 4, 2020.
Karla Perez, Regional Vice President of The Valley Health System, says while the hospitals are ready to meet the surgical needs of its patients, she recognizes that some individuals may have concerns about coming to the hospital while some COVID-19 cases are still being reported in the state. “I want to assure the public that we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff during this challenging time,” Perez says.
“To give patients greater piece of mind, the hospitals implemented additional safety protocols that include: screening temperature checks and health questions being asked at entry points before anyone is allowed to enter the hospital; deep cleaning and disinfection; suspended visitation; as well as practicing appropriate social distancing,” says Perez. “Our enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols also include the use of UV light sterilization, as a further method of disinfection.”
The surgery departments of Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Henderson, Spring Valley, Summerlin and Valley hospitals are working with physician offices to accommodate the scheduling of surgeries and procedures that were postponed due to COVID-19, or that may have recently become a health priority. Patients are encouraged to contact their surgeon or physician for more information.
“Our top priority is to ensure we are providing a safe, quality experience for patients where they can feel protected during their hospitalization,” says Perez.