BROCKTON – Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Steward Family hospital, announced it will resume offering elective health care procedures previously delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its “Safe & Ready” program, Good Samaritan Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive high-quality, compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – without fear of infection.
Steward Health Care’s early and robust preparation for the pandemic on a national scale allows it to proceed with an expansion of services to meet the needs of its patients and communities. Steward has collaborated with its world class physicians and developed protocols based on the latest clinical evidence to ensure the safety of patients and providers alike.
“From serious conditions to aches and pains, we know that the health care needs of our patients and their families haven’t stopped,” said Marisela Marrero, MD, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center “That’s why our clinics and emergency rooms are open, and we are scheduling certain elective procedures. Coronavirus has presented us with new challenges, but Good Samaritan Medical Center stands ready to meet all the health care needs of the community – in a safe, secure setting.”
Good Samaritan Medical Center is adhering to a rigorous five-point standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care will take place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- The Emergency Department has a mechanism in place for separating non-Covid patients from Covid positive patients. It is a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- Rigorous cleaning procedures continue to be a top priority throughout the hospital.
- Controlled visitor and mask policies remain in place.
Patients interested in more information should visit goodsamaritanmedical.org or contact their physician’s office to inquire about scheduling a procedure.