Since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emerged as a growing international public health concern earlier this year, New England Baptist Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, has been closely following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
Consistent with guidelines from Beth Israel Lahey Health and the Governor‘s executive order, NEBH will postpone and reschedule all elective surgeries and outpatient activities until it is safe to return.
Our intent in rescheduling these elective visits is to adhere to social distancing recommendations; to protect patients and staff; and to help us preserve supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE).
For patients and visitors:
We will continue to actively monitor this fluid situation and adjust our plans as required to support efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and support the work and safety of the entire healthcare community and patients.