Elective surgery update
March 23, 2020
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) precautions established by the Centers For Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the Virginia Department of Health, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital will cease performing any elective surgeries as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice. All patients with scheduled surgeries will be contacted by VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. Any urgent or emergency surgeries will continue on an as needed basis.
Patient and staff safety remain a top priority and preventing the spread of this virus also remains a priority for VCU Health CMH. VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital continues to use control measures to help stem the spread of the virus.
Visitor restrictions remain in place at the hospital, with visiting limited to one visitor per patient per day and visiting hours have been reduced to 7 am until 5 pm. All visitors entering the hospital and C.A.R.E. Building will be screened for symptoms related to the Coronavirus.
As has been the case since this virus started, VCU Health CMH recommends everyone practice social distancing - maintaining at least six feet of distance between people and continue with hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds of duration.