Cedar Rapids hospitals reduce elective surgeries due to rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital are reducing surgical cases, which require a hospital stay after surgery, as COVID-19 related hospitalizations rise.
This change will stay in place until November 20th.
Both hospitals have also stopped scheduling elective procedures in the immediate future which require an overnight post-op bed.
In a joint statement, both hospitals said they will continue to accept and treat patients.
They’re reminding people that health emergencies, like signs of a heart attack or stroke, require immediate attention.
People shouldn’t wait to go to a hospital.
They say if someone has a medical emergency, both hospitals are open, safe and ready to provide care.
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