Ballad Health to postpone elective procedures at some Tennessee hospitals

If there is an uptick in hospitalizations, Ballad Health said the portion of electives being rescheduled could increase.

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. In a few days, procedures will start being deferred at Bristol Regional Medical Center and Johnson City Medical Center, according to local news station WCYB.

Ballad Health, which runs 21 medical facilities in 4 states, stated Oct. 26 it is taking care of 166 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 28 of whom remain in the extensive care system..

Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health will start deferring optional treatments at 3 of its Tennessee healthcare facilities due to a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, CEO Alan Levine revealed in a series of tweets..

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On Oct. 26, Ballad started rescheduling as much as 25 percent of elective services at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn

” To our neighborhoods, we plead with you to stay house, social distance, clean your hands and use masks in public. It depends on all of us to ensure that our medical facilities do not end up being overwhelmed so we can continue to supply the very best possible care to all patients,” Ballad Health tweeted..