Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications
| PA Markets
Roxborough, Suburban, and Lower Bucks Hospital
Update on Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures at Suburban CommunityHospital
East Norriton, 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,
Suburban Community 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 Suburban Community 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 Suburban Community Hospital- Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality
healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community
Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered
at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital
would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and
injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of
Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban
Community 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 Roxborough Memorial Hospital
in Philadelphia and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.