TRMC resumes elective procedures, surgeries

In response to Governor Greg Abbott’s April 17 announcement loosening the state restrictions previously placed on certain surgeries and procedures, Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is now safely caring for patients who meet the criteria outlined in the directives as they resume these procedures April 26.

“At TRMC, there is nothing more important to us than the well-being of our patients, staff and the broader health of our communities” TRMC CEO Terry Scoggin said. “COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it in many ways, but the commitment of our local health system to caring for our community has never been stronger. TRMC is confident we can safely resume medically necessary surgical services and procedures to treat serious medical conditions while balancing the importance of slowing the spread of COVID-19, managing hospital capacity, and conserving personal protective equipment (PPE).”

To protect the safety of patients and caregivers, TRMC is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines as well as state and local government orders including limiting visitors, screening everyone who comes through the doors, isolating COVID-19 patients to one area of the facility, monitoring the health of team members daily, requiring everyone in clinical areas to wear mask, using telemedicine to treat active COVID-19 patients so their caregivers and support staff limit the number of times they enter their rooms, rescheduling appointments, surgeries and procedures for anyone with symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 and following policies and protocols health system wide for dealing with COVID-19.

   “We want to thank our entire community for your patience and understanding as we take these extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for all who visit and work at our health system” added Scoggin.

   For information on COVID-19 prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, please visit call our COVID-19 Hotline at 903-577-SICK.