COVID-19

May 6, 2020

 

At Montrose Surgical Associates (MSA), our top priority in serving this community is safe, efficient, and compassionate surgical care. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many unique challenges to this entire community, including us. The uncertainty and fear that this challenging time has caused is understandable and valid. Over the past weeks, we have come together as a community to flatten the curve and keep our most vulnerable citizens safe. We are now working toward a “new normal” as a local community and as a country. In this light, we at MSA have resumed elective surgical procedures both at Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) and at the Black Canyon Surgery Center (BCSC). 

 

This is a decision that was not made lightly, and we assure the community that we are working within the recommendations of the American College of Surgeons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other governing bodies to minimize the risk of COVID-19 to patients and providers alike. We have implemented numerous additional measures to ensure the safety of patients and all staff. These additional measures include telephone screening for all patients prior to their surgical procedures to ensure that it is safe to proceed. We have implemented increased use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks for patients and all staff while in the BCSC or at MMH. In addition, all of our staff and providers will be wearing masks in the office. We ask that you wear a mask while in our office  for both your and our staff’s ongoing safety. We assure the community that we have ample PPE for patients, staff, and providers as we continue to move forward. In addition, we are offering telemedicine visits via secure video conferencing where appropriate.

 

We are very proud of how this community has come together for the greater good of all, and are proud to serve this community. We are in the process of rescheduling all the delayed procedures and cases. Again, we are offering telemedicine visits where it is appropriate. If you have any questions at all, please call our office at (970) 249-4321. 

 

For more information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

Montrose County

State Department of Public Health

CDC

American College of Surgeons guide for patients