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Update on Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures at Roxborough Memorial Hospital

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Update on Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures at Roxborough Memorial Hospital

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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 leadership team.

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.