KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The University of Tennessee Medical Center reports they will delay some nonessential surgeries starting Monday, Aug. 16.

Delays will be done on a case-by-case basis. All patients affected will be notified and officials with the center will reevaluate in two weeks. Not all nonessential surgeries will be impacted, only select ones.

The hospital serves as a referral center for East Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. It is the region’s academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center.