At Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center (LAW), we strive to keep family and friends updated on a loved one’s progress throughout surgery. For convenience and to help relieve the stress of waiting, we offer a text messaging service for quick updates.
Upon the patient’s arrival, a member of our staff will register cell phone numbers for text messaging. Texts on the patient’s care status will be sent directly to the recipients during the procedure.
Here is one example of the messages: “The patient’s procedure has begun.”
Please note this is a one-way communication service. It is not possible to reply back to a physician or nurse through these text messages. Also, to safeguard the patient’s privacy and comply with HIPAA guidelines, messages are encrypted and only sent by authorized medical staff.
Some carriers may not support this service. While this is a free service of our center, standard carrier rates and charges may apply.
For more information about this service, ask the pre-op nurse involved in your care when you sign in for your procedure.