Elective surgeries and procedures
Updated January 7, 2020
In light of consistently increasing COVID-19 cases, Medical City Healthcare hospitals are postponing elective inpatient surgeries and procedures until February 1. This will enable us to further expand capacity and staff while reserving supplies and resources for patient care.
Medical City Healthcare continually monitors COVID-19 patient volume, along with ICU capacity, ventilator usage, PPE and lab testing to ensure we can safely and appropriately meet patient demand. Essential and emergency procedures and surgeries will continue uninterrupted. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should not hesitate to call 911 or go to the nearest ER. Hospitals are still the safest place to receive emergency care.
To maintain a safe environment of care and protect our labor force in the face of this growing pandemic, we want to remind North Texans that it is vitally important to practice scientifically proven methods to slow the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.
Patients impacted by this decision can expect to be contacted directly by their healthcare provider with additional instructions. Questions regarding how this decision will affect upcoming appointments or procedures should be directed to each patient’s healthcare provider.
At Medical City Healthcare, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers, and communities is our first priority and we remain vigilant in our mission and commitment to the care and improvement of human life. We are steadfast in our role to help combat COVID-19 and appreciate your understanding.