Rome Memorial reopens outpatient services

Rome Memorial Hospital is taking a phased approach to resuming vital procedures and outpatient services to ensure patients get the care that they need to get healthy and stay well.

“Our patients can trust that we have taken extra precautions to screen patients and staff and disinfect our facilities to minimize the risks of incidental exposure,” said Ryan Thompson, vice president of operations. “We are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health to ensure that we have the testing and supplies necessary to deliver care in the safest environment possible.”

Elective surgery: The hospital has resumed elective surgical procedures by redesigning workflows to test patients for COVID-19 the day before surgery and designating separate entrances, elevators, units and staff for patients’ enhanced safely.

Sleep studies, pulmonary function tests: Appointments are available for sleep studies and pulmonary function tests in the Dorothy G. Griffin Cardiovascular Center at RMH.

As with elective surgeries, the hospital redesigned workflows and adjusted scheduling to follow guidelines from the CDC, NYS DOH, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Thoracic Society.

Off-campus lab, X-ray: In addition, the hospital has restored access to outpatient lab and imaging at Chestnut Commons, 107 E. Chestnut St.

— Lab is available from 7-11:30 a.m. weekdays

— X-rays will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.