At this time, we do not have any COVID-19 vaccine appointments available. Please continue to monitor this page for further news regarding our vaccination appointment status.
At Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and physicians. During this time of uncertainty with the coronavirus, we remain committed to providing high quality and compassionate care that you have come to expect from your caregivers at Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital.
In accordance with CMS, CDC, State, Local, Tribal and National Specialty Societies (American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Hospital Association) guidelines and recommendations, we are following best practices to provide you, our employees, and physicians with a safe environment. Here are some of the steps that have been instituted and changes you will experience:
• All staff, patients, and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering, at all times. If you do not have one, we will provide one upon entry.
• For safety reasons we are limiting visitors to one per patient, per day. Visitors will be screened at the security desk and are required to remain masked inside the hospital. Visiting hours are from 10a to 6p. Visitors will be allowed to wait socially distanced in our waiting area or cafe. The only other area visitors will be permitted to access is the inpatient room.
• The facility staff will continually communicate and provide updated patient statuses via visitors’ cell phones.
• Required health status screening of everyone that enters the building.
• Social distancing adherence with staggering of appointments, minimized wait times, lower patient volumes, flow management measures and additional spacing of chairs in all waiting areas.
• We have established additional and special procedures for cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility with an emphasis on frequently touched areas, such as doorknobs, telephones, handrails, etc. These are in addition to the already rigorous infection control policies, procedures and practices that were in place prior to the current pandemic.
Our goal at Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital is to protect the health of our patients, staff, and community. We are continually monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus illness. We encourage everyone to follow the latest information from the CDC to prevent the spread of infection. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, we encourage you to contact your primary care provider.
The PA Dept of Health has launched COVID Alert PA, a free app that uses Exposure Notification System technology developed by Apple & Google. The app will send a push notification to your phone if you have been in close contact with another user who later tests positive for COVID-19. Tapping on the notification provides guidance from public health officials on what to do next.
We encourage all Pennsylvanians to download the app today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can I bring someone with me for my surgery?
A: Each patient may have one visitor per day in the waiting area or cafe. If the patient is admitted to the inpatient department, an accompanying visitor will be allowed in the inpatient room between the hours of 10a to 6p. Visitors will not be permitted any of our perioperative areas.
Q: Can my family wait for me in the waiting room?
A: One visitor per patient will be screened and then permitted inside our waiting area or cafe. We will communicate with family using cell phone or a hospital-issued pager.
Q: Who is required to wear a mask?
A: All staff, patients, and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering, at all times.
Q: What if I don’t have a mask?
A: If you do not have a mask, we will provide one upon entry to the facility.
Q: What cleaning protocols are in place?
A: We have established additional and special procedures for cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility with an emphasis on frequently touched areas, such as doorknobs, telephones, handrails, etc. These are in addition to the already rigorous infection control policies, procedures and practices that were in place prior to the current pandemic.
Q: What if I have COVID symptoms or any other illness on the day my surgery is scheduled?
A: If you are ill or exhibiting COVID symptoms, please call and cancel your procedure and contact your primary care provider.