Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, has resumed non-urgent, elective surgeries, procedures and clinic visits following the state’s lifting of restrictions due to COVID-19 this week. BID Plymouth also announced the launch of BILH Safe Care, a set of rigorous standards to protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff.
As part of the state’s phased re-opening plan, BID Plymouth is again providing a broad range of elective inpatient and outpatient procedures and services, including diagnostic imaging, cardiology, women’s health, and pain management, to name a few. Patients should contact their primary care provider or specialist for more information and to schedule an appointment.
“The extraordinary caregivers and staff of BID Plymouth continue to stand ready to meet the health care needs of our patients and our community,” said Kevin Coughlin, president of BID Plymouth. “As we return to providing the in-person services our community needs to remain healthy, we have implemented a number of new safety measures to protect our patients and staff.”
Now in place at BID Plymouth, BILH Safe Care combines new processes, standards and technologies to promote patient safety, including:
- A three-point symptom check to confirm patients are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 before their in-person visit, as well as daily symptom checks for staff;
- Separate care areas for patients with symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the past 21 days;
- Universal masking requirements for patients, escorts and staff;
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of exam rooms, high-touch areas and common spaces; and
- Redesigned spaces to accommodate physical distancing and safe pedestrian traffic flow.
“We know COVID-19 continues to present significant challenges and members of our community have a lot of questions about in-person health care visits,” said R. Scott Oliver, chief of surgery at BID Plymouth. “We want our patients to know that seeking care – whether for a routine check-up, preventative testing, surgery, or an emergency – is important, and BID Plymouth has taken all the steps necessary to assure your safety.”
BID Plymouth also offers telehealth care options for many specialty areas. To learn more about BID Plymouth’s telehealth options, visit bidplymouth.org/telehealth.
For more information about BILH about BID Plymouth’s Safe Care Plan, visit bilh.org/safecare