Cayuga Medical Center Issues New Parameters Aimed to Increase Patient Safety, Due to Increase of COVID-19 Community Cases  

Pre-procedural Mandatory Testing Required for Surgery, Endoscopy, and Radiologic Procedures, Including Those Fully Vaccinated. 

Hospital Visitations Limited to Two Visitors Per Patient Plus a Companion. 

Hospital Visiting Hours Reduced to Four Hours Per Day. 

 August 19, 2021, Ithaca, NY – In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases, increased COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and recent exposures in the region, Cayuga Health has issued new protocols to assist in providing a safe environment for both patients and staff. Beginning 8/23, Cayuga Health will now require mandatory COVID-19 testing for all patients, including those fully vaccinated, prior to any procedures such as all surgery, endoscopy, and invasive radiological procedures.  

Cayuga Health also announced today that beginning 8/19, they are changing its visitation policy, at Cayuga Medical Center, to two visitors and as well as a support person per day.Visiting Hours have also changed at Cayuga Medical Center and will now be from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday.  

Following COVID 19 guidelines: