Washington hospital resumes surgeries after 13-day pause

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., resumed performing surgeries Sept. 15 after a 13-day pause, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review. 

The organization began suspending surgeries Sept. 2 to address a water chemistry issue that affected sterilization. 

All surgeries were postponed "except for those patients requiring immediate, emergency surgery and whose transfer to another facility would pose a risk to the patient," the hospital said. 

The water chemistry issue has been resolved. 

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