Lutheran Health postponing or canceling non-urgent surgical procedures

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Lutheran Health has announced that they will be postponing or canceling any upcoming any elective, non-urgent surgical procedures for the time being.

Lutheran is the second area health provider to bring such procedures to a halt, with Parkview Health announcing earlier in the week they would be doing the same.

You can read the full statement from Lutheran Health below:

“In alignment with CDC guidance, the directive of Governor Holcomb and with full support from our Medical Executive Committees and Boards of Trustees, Lutheran Health Network hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers have cancelled or postponed elective, medically non-urgent surgical procedures, effective March 18.

This will help us conserve resources and staff necessary to meet the emerging health care needs of our community. Physicians will continue to perform critical procedures necessary to prevent short- and/or long-term adverse effects to their patients’ overall health.

Those with questions about an upcoming procedure should work with their physician to determine next steps.”