COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee hospital is suspending all elective procedures requiring an overnight stay due to a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
The Daily Herald reports that as of Friday evening, Columbia’s Maury Regional Medical Center was treating 50 COVID-19 inpatients.
Twenty of those patients were in the medical center’s 26-bed intensive care unit. In response, the hospital is suspending elective surgical procedures that require an overnight stay for two weeks, beginning on Monday.
CEO of Maury Regional Health Alan Watson says they have consistently seen spikes after every holiday and the current spike follows fall break.
- Tokyo Olympics within reach for Ann Arbor teen who smashed HS record
- Kentucky has higher COVID-19 vaccination rates than Tennessee
- Celebrating healthy eating one bite at a time
- The Osteopathic Center is helping your body recover with IV Therapy
- Knoxville man rehabbing after diving accident leaves him paralyzed from chest down