November 30, 2020

66 hospitals suspending elective surgical procedures

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

In response to an increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 66 hospitals have postponed or cancelled elective surgical procedures in an effort to free up space and ensure enough staff and PPE are available, the November 24 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

All of the hospitals are in the Midwest or West, except for two—Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Buffalo, New York-based Catholic Health.


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The Midwestern and Western states, alphabetically, are:

  • Arkansas, Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan, Minnesota (including Mayo Clinic), Missouri
  • Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico
  • Ohio (including Cleveland Clinic), Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Washington, Wisconsin.

The list will be updated as hospitals are added or subtracted.

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