COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates

Halloween should be spooky, not scary!

Governor Cuomo asks for your help to make sure everyone has a healthy and safe Halloween this year.

Halloween celebrations and activities, including trick-or-treating, can be filled with fun, but must be done in a safe way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please review the document below for creative ways to celebrate safely.

Updated Visitation Policy

As per the Orange County Commissioner of Health’s Order on October 15, 2020 to suspend hospital visitation, visitation at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall is prohibited until further notice.

There are four exceptions to the limited visitation which will allow one individual to visit a patient or resident under the following circumstances:

  • End of life
  • OB Deliveries
  • Pediatric patients
  • Persons with developmental disabilities who require a chaperone

If you believe that there are extenuating circumstances for you to visit, please contact the Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Patient Relations Department at 845-568-2300.

What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others

Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall has resumed elective surgeries and outpatient procedures.

Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall (MSLC) is pleased to have resumed elective surgeries and outpatient procedures. At MSLC, under the guidelines of the CDC and the New York State Department of Health, we’ve implemented a series of new processes to keep you safe. These include:

  • All staff are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All patients and staff entering any MSLC facility must wear a face mask at all times.
  • All patients will be screened telephonically 24 hours prior to any scheduled procedure or appointment, then screened the day of their procedure prior to entering the facility.
  • Patients should be dropped off at the time of their scheduled procedure or appointment, to limit wait times and co-mingling with other individuals seeking medical care at MSLC.
  • All patients presenting for surgical procedures will be tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival to the screening unit.
  • Surgical patients experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will have the next steps determined by their individual physician based on medical necessity.
  • Any patient who tests positive for COVID-19 who requires a procedure will be kept isolated from other patients, including recovery, with special UV treatment decontamination of all used spaces upon departure
  • Outpatient, non-surgical patients experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will be contacted by the their physician and appointment(s) will be rescheduled.
  • Our team is happy to coordinate FaceTiming opportunities with caregivers during their loved one's stay.
  • All waiting areas have been redesigned to allow for safe, social distancing.
  • MSLC is utilizing the most advanced technologies to decontaminate our facilities, including the Surfacide UV System with a proven track record of safeguarding against germs and other pathogens.

COVID-19 Updates From Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall

MSLC On-Air: Radio Interviews on COVID-19

Dr. Gina Del Savio, Chief Medical Officer, and Evan Cohen, Medical Director of Emergency Services discuss current safety measures at MSLC on 100.7 WHUD.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

Dr. Gina Del Savio, Chief Medical Officer, and Evan Cohen, Medical Director of Emergency Services discuss the current state of COVID-19 in the community.

Click Here to Listen to the Interview

Gina Del Savio, Chief Medical Officer, and Evan Cohen, Medical Director of Emergency Services discuss the current state of COVID-19 in the community.

Click Here to Listen to the Interview

Dr. Gina Del Savio, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Evan Cohen, Medical Director of Emergency Services, discuss the current state of COVID-19 in the community on K104 WSPK.

Click Here to Listen to the Interview

Healthcare facilities across the nation, including Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) are seeing an alarming decrease in necessary Emergency Department (ED) visits. While there has been a push for the nation to “Stay at Home” and “Stop the Spread”, these initiatives were never intended to impede access to emergency care for those that need it.

MSLC is committed to your health and safety. Do not let fear of COVID-19 or any other infectious source prevent you or a loved one from seeking care when it is needed most.

Read April COVID-19 Update from President & CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk

If you are feeling ill with symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and/or have traveled internationally or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, please notify your healthcare provider prior to going to an already scheduled appointment or the emergency department.

Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall's Pastoral Care Resources are also available to all patients and staff.

COVID-19 Updates From the St. Luke's Cornwall Medical Group

Montefiore-Einstein answers important questions, including when and how to seek care; disease basics; and what we are doing to prepare.

MSLC Community Education Events Are Now Virtual

With the safety of our patients, staff and community we are privileged to serve in mind as it relates to COVID-19, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall has decided to virtualize all community education events until further notice. Please visit our events page to see upcoming events.

To subscribe to receive MSLC community email updates, please visit: http://bit.ly/MSLCNewsletter

Contacting Your Loved Ones at MSLC

If you wish to reach your loved one who is currently under our care, please call 845-561-4400 then ext. 3200. This will bring you to a voicemail box where you can leave a message. A member of our team will get back to you shortly.