PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., resumed performing surgeries Sept. 15 after a 13-day pause, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker’s Hospital Review.
The organization began suspending surgeries Sept. 2 to address a water chemistry issue that affected sterilization.
All surgeries were postponed “except for those patients requiring immediate, emergency surgery and whose transfer to another facility would pose a risk to the patient,” the hospital said.
The water chemistry issue has been resolved.
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