UnityPoint Meriter restricting some overnight surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

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In addition, UnityPoint Meriter said it is restricting surgical treatments requiring an overnight stay because more personnel are calling out sick or being needed to stay at home to monitor potential COVID-19 signs..

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Friday, November 6th, 2020

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UnityPoint Health Meriter in Madison, Wis., is rescheduling nonemergent surgeries that need overnight stays to save beds for COVID-19 clients, according to Wisconsin Business.

The medical facility has seen a “substantial” uptick in COVID-19-related hospitalizations, with about one-third of UnityPoint Meriters beds occupied by patients with the infection, Sue Erickson, UnityPoint Health Meriter president and CEO, told the publication..

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