Special statement on elective surgeries and procedures

Our hospital and healthcare leaders are working collaboratively to respond to the increasing COVID-19 presence throughout our communities. Following guidelines from both the U.S. Surgeon General and the American College of Surgeons, effective immediately, our hospitals and surgery centers will reschedule non-essential surgeries and procedures in order to help minimize further spread of COVID-19.

By postponing non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures, we will reserve supplies, resources, and blood products for future patient needs, and limit potential exposure for our patients and caregivers. This will also ensure that the most time-sensitive and medically necessary care can be prioritized and delivered quickly. Essential and emergency procedures and services will continue uninterrupted.

Patients impacted by this decision can expect to be contacted directly by their healthcare provider with additional instructions. Questions regarding how this decision will impact upcoming appointments or procedures should be directed to each patient’s healthcare provider.

The health and safety of our patients, caregivers, and communities is our first priority and we remain vigilant in our mission and commitment to the care and improvement of human life. We are steadfast in our role to help combat COVID-19 and appreciate your understanding.