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New England Baptist Hospital DOES NOT have an emergency department or urgent care centers.
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Safe Care to Get You Back in Motion

We have made significant changes to ensure that we continue to provide the safe and effective orthopedic care that patients expect from their orthopedic specialty hospital. We remain focused on our core mission – to safely get you moving again.

The safety of patients, staff and physicians is our top priority and a focus for NEBH

Using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, NEBH has implemented rigorous practices to minimize the impact and exposure of COVID-19.

  •  Daily screening of all patients and staff.
  •  Pre-testing for the coronavirus of all patients scheduled for surgery, scheduled procedures and infusions
  •  Rescheduling surgery or procedures for those who test positive
  •  Limitations on visitors and escorts
  •  All staff are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including a mask and eye protection and perform frequent hand hygiene
  • All patients are required to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene
  • Social distancing (keeping at least 6 feet of space between you and others); NEBH has added markings on floors; reduced/reconfigured seats in waiting areas and in our café to comply with this and have made all inpatient rooms private
  • Consistent disinfection for a clean environment

Limiting Patient Escorts/Visitors for Safety

To protect the health of patients and staff, we are restricting all escorts/visitors at this time.

For patients having inpatient surgery (staying in the hospital following your surgery):

  • Please have your escort drop you off before your surgery and pick you up when you are ready to be discharged from the hospital. Please make sure that you have the phone number of a designated person so they can be updated on your progress and pick up time.
  • During your inpatient stay you will not be allowed to have visitors. NEBH is offering virtual visitation and can assist you in making connections.

For patients having outpatient surgery (going home on your surgery day):

  • Please ask your escort to drop you off and wait outside of the hospital or go home to wait if they live nearby. Please make sure that you have the phone number of a designated person so they can be updated on your progress and pick up time.

For patients attending a clinical appointment or coming for lab or radiology exams:

  • We ask that patients attend on their own.
  • The patient may request a care partner to be included by a phone call or Facetime during the visit and may request a visit summary to review with their care partner after the visit.

All patients: You may be asked to wait outside the hospital or in designated waiting areas until we are ready for your appointment.

  • Special accommodations will be made for patients with extenuating circumstances. The need will be determined on an individual basis. Please email your request in advance to Visitation@nebh.org

Screening Upon Entry

Anyone coming to the hospital must check in upon arrival and will be screened for symptoms of the flu and COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Fever (>100.4 deg F) or feeling feverish
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of, or change in, smell and/or taste

Anyone who has symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, or recent diagnosis of COVID-19 within the last two weeks, should not come to the Hospital. Should you need assistance, please stay home and call your primary care physician (PCP) and await further instruction. Anyone exposed to COVID-19 within the last two weeks, or who has returned from recent travel should contact their treating physician prior to the visit for further instruction.

All staff, patients, visitors and essential patient escorts must wear a mask at all times. A mask will be provided upon entry to the hospital.

We will continue to actively monitor this fluid situation and adjust our guidelines as needed. Please refer back to this page before each visit.

How to Wear a Mask

Everyone who enters New England Baptist Hospital is required to wear a mask for the entire time they are within the building. A mask will be provided upon entry. It is important to understand how to properly wear and remove a mask.

  • Leave the mask on for as long as tolerated to reduce potential for contamination during removing and placing back on (ideally only when eating and when alone).
  • Avoid touching the mask while in use. If you do, wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Mask should be discarded at any time if deformed, moist, or contaminated.

Improper Mask Use: No gaps, do not dangle below chin/nose or hang from neck.

Proper Mask Use: Mold or pinch the stiff edge to the shape of your nose. Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin. Make sure there is a snug fit.

Find a Doctor

If you have an orthopedic issue, we recommend that you reach out to one of our physician offices to discuss your specific needs and what options are available to you. To find a doctor, click here.


Telehealth Services

Ask your doctor if virtual care appointments are available.

The NEBH Spine Center is now offering virtual care appointments.
Learn more.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Attestation Forms

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures were limited or temporarily put on hold, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time.

Phase 1
On May 18, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Hospitals and Community Health Centers began this reopening May 18, and all other providers began on May 25.

New England Baptist Hospital submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on May 22, 2020. By having submitted this form, New England Baptist Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 1 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBH)
Health Care Provider Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBMA)

Phase 2
On June 6, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines allowing health care providers at the start of Phase 2 to incrementally resume in-person elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine office visits, dental visits, and vision care, subject to ongoing compliance with public health and safety standards. In addition, providers were able to resume elective cosmetic procedures, in compliance with public health guidance, beginning June 24, 2020.

New England Baptist Hospital has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 2 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on June 8, 2020. By having submitted this form, New England Baptist Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 2 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Acute Care Hospital Phase 2 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBH)
Health Care Provider Phase 2 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBMA)

Phase 3
On July 6, 2020 health care providers may continue to provide in-person procedures and services as authorized in Phase 2, with the addition of certain group treatment programs and day programs.

New England Baptist Hospital has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on July 6, 2020. By having submitted this form, New England Baptist Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 3 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBH)
Health Care Provider Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form (NEBMA)

Additional information about the reopening plan is available at the Commonwealth’s Reopening Website.

 

 

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