Which hospitals have suspended elective surgeries? A list, state by state 

Unlike the initial surge of COVID-19 in the United States this spring, fewer hospitals are choosing to suspend elective surgeries despite an increase in coronavirus patients in several states. Here are organizations that have done so as of July 10, as well as states or counties that ordered hospitals to suspend or limit elective surgeries until further notice. 

Alabama

  1. Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital is suspending elective surgeries that require overnight stays.

Florida 

  1. Effective July 8, six-hospital Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., suspended all elective, non-urgent and nonemergency procedures. 
  2. On July 9, Lee Health President and CEO Larry Antonucci, MD, said the four-hospital system is not suspending elective surgeries entirely, but is assessing them based on a daily review of patient volumes, according to the News-Press
  3. Effective July 10, BayCare Health System is reducing the number of non-urgent surgeries performed at its Pinellas County hospitals in Florida: St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg; Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater; Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor; and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
  4. Effective July 11, HCA Healthcare West Florida Division said 11 hospitals in Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties will delay some inpatient surgeries and procedures. 
  5. Effective July 13, BayCare Health System is pausing non-urgent surgeries performed at Morton Plant North Bay, in Port Richey, Fla.

Mississippi

  1. On July 7, the Mississippi Department of Public Health said hospitals in six counties — Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Forrest, Jones and Washington — will begin limiting elective procedures, according to WLBT

Nevada

  1. Effective July 9, HCA Healthcare suspended some elective surgeries at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. 

South Carolina 

  1. Four-hospital Tidelands Health in Georgetown, S.C., is rescheduling inpatient elective surgeries.
  2. Effective July 6, Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C., suspended elective surgeries that require overnight stays. 
  3. Effective July 13, Conway (S.C.) Medical Center is suspending elective surgeries. The 210-bed hospital noted that the surgical suspension could be extended beyond two weeks if warranted, according to Myrtle Beach Sun News.

Texas

  1. Effective July 10 per a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott, hospitals in 105 Texas counties must suspend elective care. The state has 254 counties total.  
  2. That makes for a total of 113 Texas counties where hospitals' elective cases are suspended, counting the eight that were affected by executive orders Mr. Abbott issued in late June.

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