Rutland Regional Medical Center is resuming outpatient surgeries and procedures, in-person physician clinic visits and diagnostic imaging services today in accordance with Gov. Phil Scott’s order. These services will be phased back in following strict protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Vermont Department of Health.
“This is excellent news for our patients who have delayed their care due to Covid-19,” RRMC President and CEO Claudio Fort said. “While our services may look different, our sole focus continues to be on quality and patient safety.”
Enhanced safety protocols that will be put in place including screening all individuals entering RRMC facilities for coronavirus symptoms, requiring everyone onsite to wear a face mask and other protective equipment when necessary, establishing social distancing in public areas like waiting rooms and implementing extra cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
The medical center requests that patients call their provider before coming to the office if they have Covid-19 symptoms or if they have been exposed to people who have these symptoms. Patients who wish to schedule their elective surgery or outpatient procedures should contact their appropriate provider. More information can be found online.
— Sarah Asch