Nebraska health system reduces elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

The health system said it is reducing elective surgical treatments requiring over night hospitalization by 10 percent for the week of Nov. 2 to guarantee it has the ability to look after COVID-19 clients and carry out necessary surgeries, according to the publication, which mentions an Oct. 30 statement.

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Bryan Health stated it will continue to watch the scenario and change restrictions as necessary.

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Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health is scaling back elective surgical treatments as COVID-19 cases increase, the Journal Star reported.

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Nebraska reported Oct. 28 that hospitalizations were up 24 percent from the week prior, according to a CNBC analysis of information from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.

According to the Journal Star, Bryan Health health centers in Lincoln had 57 COVID-19 patients as of Oct. 30, an increase from 36 on Oct. 26. They likewise had 6 other patients Oct. 30 who were infected, had tested negative, however were still hospitalized.

The decision was made “after eclipsing fixed metrics for 3 consecutive days,” according to Bryan Health, and surgical treatments such as knee and hip replacements and some heart treatments are likely to be delayed.