Tennessee hospital suspends elective surgeries  

Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn., is suspending elective procedures requiring an over night stay, efficient Oct. 26.

The suspension will be in effect for 2 weeks. Healthcare facility leadership will re-evaluate the expediency of elective surgical treatments by Nov. 9 based on healthcare facility utilization and staffing.

Fifty clients were hospitalized with COVID-19 recently– a record for 225-bed Maury Regional. Twenty of those clients remained in the health centers 26-bed ICU..

” The time has actually long passed for our neighborhood to take this infection seriously,” stated Maury Regional Health CEO Alan Watson. “We are seeing the effect of our neighborhood pulling down their guard and we need to strive to mitigate the spread of this infection so that it does not additional tax health care companies across Middle Tennessee and the entire state. We urge all Tennesseans to protect yourself and others by masking, social distancing and hand washing.”.

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