Your health is essential
We are ready, safe, and here for you when you need us.
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Kaweah Delta is pleased to announce that, starting Monday, May 18, 2020,
we will be expanding medical services by increasing our surgical procedure
availability for patients whose care has been delayed by the COVID-19
pandemic. Our organization has been a leader in the Valley’s fight
against COVID-19 and our team continues to take every precaution to provide
you with care that meets the highest standards of safety and quality.
Although we understand the community’s concerns related to COVID-19
and the necessary pause placed on elective surgical procedures, your health
is essential and we strongly encourage you to seek the health care you
need. Please do not let fear prevent you from putting your health first.
Your safety remains our top priority and we have rigorous safeguards and
protocols in place to ensure your surgical experience is world-class.
Here is what we have done to ensure your well-being and give you the confidence
to know there is no better or safer place to be when you need care:
Daily Health Symptom Screenings: All of our medical staff and employees are required to self-monitor for
symptoms prior to reporting to every shift. All visitors are screened
before they are allowed to enter the Medical Center. Additionally, all
surgical patients are pre-screened the night before and the morning they
arrive for their procedure.
COVID-19 Testing: We are testing every elective surgical patient for COVID-19, 24-72 hours
prior to surgery. Please note: this policy is subject to change based
on evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Visitor Restrictions: We have a no-visitor policy in place, with limited exceptions for specific
patient situations. Although we deeply regret the anxiety that these rules
create for our patients and their families, we believe this policy is
necessary to keep our patients, team, and community safe from COVID-19.
Face Masking: We require all individuals in the Medical Center – including surgical
patients, employees, and medical staff – to wear a mask while in
Enhanced Cleaning Protocols: We are terminally cleaning every procedural room, from floor to ceiling,
between each surgery and at the end of every day.
Isolated Units for COVID-19 Patients: We continue to house COVID-19 patients in isolated units, separate and
away from non-COVID-19 surgical patients.
We feel confident in our ability to provide care safely and thank you for
trusting us with your care. Life may feel out of your control, but your
health isn’t. Take control of your health and schedule your surgery
today. We are ready, safe, and here to provide you with the world-class
care you need and expect.
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For information about COVID-19 testing for surgery patients, click