15 hospitals, health systems delaying nonemergent surgeries since Sept. 1

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Hospitals and health systems are delaying nonemergent surgeries as COVID-19 continues to surge nationwide. 

Here are 9 hospitals and health systems that have delayed nonemergent surgery since Sept. 1:

This is not a comprehensive list. Please email pnewitt@beckershealthcare.com to add a health system or hospital. 

1. Nashville, Tenn.-based Ascension St. Thomas has temporarily halted nonemergent surgeries and procedures, NBC affiliate News 4 Nashville said Sept. 3.

2. Muncie, Ind.-based IU Health is temporarily suspending all inpatient nonemergent surgeries and procedures throughout the system as of Sept. 6, according to the Star Press.

3. Portland-based MaineHealth network is postponing some nonemergent procedures, the Press Herald reported Sept. 7. 

4. Seymour, Ind.-based Schneck Medical Center is postponing some nonemergent procedures, CBS affiliate WLKY reported Sept. 7.  

5. Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health is temporarily postponing nonemergent inpatient surgeries at its hospitals because of a lack of bed space, NBC affiliate WYTF reported Sept. 8. 

6. Atlanta-based Grady Health System is canceling all nonemergent surgery indefinitely, 11 Alive reported Sept. 8.

7. Lumberton, N.C.-based UNC Health Southeastern postponed most nonemergent surgeries that require hospitalizations effective Sept. 2, according to ABC affiliate WPDE.

8. Rock Springs, Wy.-based Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County canceled all nonemergent surgeries, Wyoming Public Radio reported Sept. 2. 

9. Richmond, Ind.-based Reid Health is pausing all nonemergent inpatient surgeries, WHIO reported Sept. 8. 

10. South Hill, Va.-based VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is postponing most nonemergent surgeries, the hospital said Sept. 13. 

11. Indiana University Health's Muncie-based Ball Memorial Hospital, Hartford City-based Blackford Hospital and Portland-based Jay Hospital are suspending all nonemergent surgeries and procedures beginning Sept. 15, according to the Star Press

12. Cedar Rapids, Ind.-based UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital is temporarily limiting surgeries that require an inpatient hospital stay to 10 surgeries per day, The Gazette reported Sept. 10.

13. Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare is pausing nonemergent surgical procedures that require an overnight stay in the hospital effective Sept. 14, according to the Cape Gazette.

14. Fargo, N.D.-based Sanford Health reduced nonemergent surgery cases by 30 percent, Inforum reported Sept. 14. 

15. Ballad Health's Abingdon, Va.-based Johnston Memorial Hospital has paused nonemergent surgeries, The Washington Post reported Sept. 13.

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