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COVID-19 Information


Understanding Your Risks

Our goal at Saint Luke's Surgicenter is to protect the health of our patients, staff and community. We are closely monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus illness. We encourage everyone to follow the latest information from the CDC to prevent the spread of infection. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, please contact your primary care provider.

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A Note to Our Higher Risk Patients

As the virus continues to spread, we want to protect and safeguard our most vulnerable patients. The CDC defines individuals that are high risk as anyone over the age of 65, or anyone with chronic medical conditions regardless of age. Some of these conditions include asthma, heart failure, kidney disease or cancer. Some medications can also suppress your immune system, making it easier to get sick.

COVID-19 is a new disease and the medical community is learning more about it each day. Certain populations are at higher risk of complications arising from the disease. Based upon available information to date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its criteria regarding individuals considered to be high risk.

As of noon, on Wednesday, March 18th, the revised criteria for high-risk individuals is as follows:

  • Chronic lung disease or asthma

  • Congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease

  • Diabetes

  • Neurologic conditions that weak ability to cough

  • Weakened immune system

  • Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer (currently or in recent past)

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis

  • Cirrhosis of the liver

  • Lack of spleen or a spleen that doesn’t function correctly

  • Extreme obesity

  • People who are pregnant

  • People 65 years and older

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

If you are at higher risk, there are actions you can take to protect yourself and those around you. Click here to read the latest information from the CDC with precautions as well as actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Is Our Staff Being Trained?

Our staff has been trained in infection and control practices, standard precautions, and hand hygiene.

How Is Kansas City Ambulatory Surgery Center Monitoring the Situation?

As the situation evolves, we are keeping up with and following the recommendation of the CDC, WHO and state and local health departments.

How Is Kansas City Ambulatory Surgery Center Preparing for COVID-19?

  • Our primary duty is to safeguard the health and well-being of our patients and teammates by preventing the spread of the infection at our offices.

  • We are continuously monitoring, reviewing, and improving our response as the situation evolves.

  • We are keeping all employees updated with any new recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • We are encouraging sick employees to stay home.

  • We are increasing awareness of all of our staff to be alert for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Our practices employ proper environmental cleaning techniques.

  • We are practicing safe hand hygiene in all of our clinics.

  • We are proactively alerting patients who are ill, exposed to COVID-19 or those who have recently visited high-risk countries to reschedule appointments.

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