SIH pauses elective surgeries due to COVID-19 increase

by Aaron Price
by Aaron Price

1/6/2022 | 10:44 a.m.

HERRIN - Southern Illinois Healthcare has paused elected surgeries as COVID-19 cases surge in the region.

SIH release the following statement regarding the changes on Thursday afternoon...

"We continue to closely monitor and assess all elective procedures throughout the system while COVID-positive inpatient numbers continue to climb. As of Thursday, 1/6, SIH will suspend all elective procedures that require postoperative admission, overnight stay or extended stay recovery at both SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and SIH Herrin Hospital. This temporary suspension is necessitated to help free up clinical resources for critically ill and/or COVID-positive patients in greatest need of immediate care."

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