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St. Francis Hospital: Keeping You Safe

During the last three months, we have all witnessed how COVID-19 has impacted our families, communities and lives. What we have faced together in New York has been challenging, and we have experienced many changes in our lives. One thing that has not changed is the exceptional care provided by St. Francis Hospital to our patients.

St. Francis Hospital will re-open all our services, including elective surgery, to the communities we serve as the prevalence of COVID-19 on Long Island decreases. 

During this crisis, many Long Islanders have had to postpone their follow up medical visits, elective procedures and surgery or evaluations for new medical problems out of concerns related to contracting COVID-19. Medical issues and surgeries can become urgent and threatening when care is delayed too long. By resuming elective surgery and procedures, we are ensuring you will have continued access to the exceptional quality of care you expect from St. Francis Hospital.

There’s no reason to put off essential health care because of coronavirus fears.

We have created separate and distinct “clean units” for our patients that have not been afflicted by the coronavirus. Our focus is on your safety, and we have further intensified our processes to ensure a safe environment, including:

  • Pre-screening of all patients, visitors and staff, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines
  • Limitations on visitors to our hospital, while using video methods for communication with family and friends
  • Intensive cleaning of all patient areas as well as common areas, utilizing a sequential process that includes EPA approved anti-viral agents and steam sanitization
  • Extensive purification of our hospital’s ventilation systems with EPA approved agents

You have trusted St. Francis Hospital for the care you have needed over the years. Now, you can confidently and safely return.  

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