Please read this announcement from First Surgical Hospital. This is the hospital where Dr. Rosenfeld performs all Tubal Reversals.
First Surgical Hospital is continuing business as usual except for the actions described below as we honor our commitment to our patients and doctors to provide the medical care they seek. Because First Surgical Hospital (FSH) is primarily a specialty surgical hospital, it is an immensely safer environment than facilities serving the general public to diagnose and treat active diseases and general malaise. We believe it is one the safest environments to work and operate in. With FSH not having a busy Emergency Room or large internal medicine and/or family practice groups admitting patients here, the hospital is always a safer environment than general hospitals.
As part of our responsibilities to our patients, their families, and each other, First Surgical Hospital has changed its patient visitation policy and the entry screening for visitors, including vendors. Only one adult will be allowed to visit patients either recovering or admitted to the hospital. Children under the age of 15 and elderly over the age of 72 will not be allowed visitation rights.
We are actively screening patients and visitors for potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The screening includes questions about topics such as overseas travel and current health conditions. Every employee patient should be observant of everyone they encounter and report any concerns to a manager if there is any suspicion of potential exposure risk to the virus.
Please know that we will be observing for signs or indications of flu-like symptoms and taking temperatures of people accessing the hospital. If there is an active fever, that person will be refused entry and referred to their primary care physician. ER patients will be evaluated and treated based on the CDC recommendations, in cooperation with the County Health Department.
Housekeeping has increased frequency of rounds, focusing on more frequent wiping of common area surfaces, (doors, door handles, counter tops). We encourage each department to do the same within their work areas. All employees should continue to practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently and avoiding touching the face.
Social distancing will be observed in all cases where reasonable. Hospital management we will continue to monitor the situation both locally, regionally, and nationally and we will update this notice if recommendations or procedures change.
Finally, the door of the hospital facing Bissonnet has been closed and locked until further notice, so that everyone will enter at the door facing the surgical center which is nearest the parking for the facility.