Fort Worth, Texas,
19:42 PM

An Important Message for Patient Families Regarding Upcoming Surgeries and Procedures at Cook Children's

At this time, Cook Children’s has NOT canceled any elective surgeries or procedures.

Cook Children’s is fortunate to have bed capacity, adequate staffing and ample PPE, and it is not necessary to cancel any surgeries or procedures at this time. In compliance with all previous Executive Orders, we have reserved a portion of our available hospital beds should they be needed for other critical care and non-critical COVID patients.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our region, additional restrictions are anticipated from state and local governing bodies, including the possible cancellation of elective surgeries and procedures.

ATTENTION PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS: Please go to your child’s appointment, pre-op appointment, surgery or procedure as scheduled. We are ready for you, and have safely prepared for your arrival. This includes all Cook Children's locations, including outpatient surgery centers.

Please remember, information is ever-changing, and as we receive additional guidance from Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, we will adjust, implement any other necessary changes, and continue to stay in close communication with you.

If you have any questions before then, please visit with your child’s physician.

As always, your child’s safety and well-being remain our highest priority, and we thank you for your understanding during this very challenging time.

Source: Executive Order GA-31 which states “This prohibition shall not apply to any surgery or procedure that, if preformed in accordance with the commonly accepted standard of clinical practice, would not deplete any hospital capacity needed to cope with the COVID-19 disaster.”