Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications
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Roxborough, Suburban, and Lower Bucks Hospital
Update on Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures at Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 16, 2020) – The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. and American College of Surgeons’
have each provided guidance to postpone elective surgeries while the nation
is working to limit the spread of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. In response,
Roxborough Memorial Hospital is postponing non-urgent and non-emergency
surgeries and procedures until further notice. This new policy is effective
immediately on Monday, March 16.
This temporary measure will allow Roxborough Memorial Hospital to enact
preparedness measures to serve the evolving needs of our community. It
also minimizes potential COVID-19 exposure to patients and staff. Surgeries
that must take place due to urgent or emergent medical need will not be impacted.
All patients scheduled for surgery will be screened for fever and respiratory
symptoms and our no visitor policy applies, unless authorized by the clinical
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank our patients
for their understanding.
For additional information about our visitor policy, please visit
About Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Roxborough Memorial Hospitalis a 141-bed community hospital. The hospital
has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough,
Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities
for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough
Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898.
The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital
accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered
in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming
one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning
hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states,
including Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol and Suburban Community Hospital
in Montgomery County.