What our patients should know about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

UPDATE April 6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and Governor Whitmer’s recent Executive Order, Muskegon Surgery Center has taken the following actions:

  • Because we are only performing urgent surgeries right now, we are currently only opened for surgeries Tuesday and Thursdays. We do have staff able to take phones Monday through Friday right now.
  • We have been screening all patients coming into our office since mid-March.
  • Our screening at the door includes asking the following three questions and taking each person’s temperature.
    • Do you currently have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
    • Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days?
    • Have you had close contact with an individual with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or currently being evaluated?
  • For safety reasons, we ask that you do not come in if your answer to any of these questions is yes OR you have a fever OR someone in your household has been exposed to Coronavirus. If any of these are true, then the safest thing for you to do is to CALL you primary care physician.  They have the ability to ask you questions and direct your health care.  The hospitals are busy and appreciate you calling the primary care office first unless you have an emergency.
  • Many of our staff are home now for their safety.

Like you, we are looking forward to returning to normal in the future. In the meantime, we hope and pray that our staff, patients, colleagues, and community stay safe during this pandemic.

Non-Essential Procedures Postponed

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive order No. 2020-17, all non-essential procedures must be temporarily postponed until the termination of the state of emergency.

For purposes of this order, “non-essential procedure” means a medical or dental procedure that is not necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve the health and safety of a patient.

Please call our office at (231) 733-7800 if you have any questions or concerns.

Safety First

For the safety of our patients and our staff, if you are experiencing a cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you defer any appointments until you are symptom-free.

In addition, we ask that patients who have recently traveled to the following areas wait 14 days after their return to schedule any appointments:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Seattle
  • California

Prevention

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure, the CDC recommends the following measures:

  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your elbow.

Read more about the CDC’s virus prevention recommendations.

Policy and Prevention Flyers

Download this pdf to use the flyers for handouts or signage.