OSU Wexner Medical Center Postpones Elective Surgeries, Procedures Begin Jan. 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center has announced that starting Jan. 3, it will postpone elective surgeries and procedures.

A hospital statement says an increase in the number of patients and the pressure on hospitals in central Ohio due to COVID-19 has led to the decision.

“In order to maintain the safety and quality of care for our patients, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is postponing elective and elective surgeries that require an overnight stay. as of January 3, 2022. By January 3, no new cases meeting this non-emerging and elective definition will be scheduled, but no case will be postponed. The patients concerned will be directly informed if their case is postponed, ”the press release said.

The statement said the decision will free up necessary resources for hospital patients in need of immediate and life-saving care, whether they are COVID-19 or other serious illnesses.

“Surgical procedures deemed necessary to avoid risk to life, permanent dysfunction, cancer progression or the risk of rapid worsening of pain will always occur. Elective cases which do not meet these general criteria will be postponed, ”the press release also indicates.

For more information, you can visit Wexnermedical.osu.edu

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