UW Medicine postponing some non-urgent procedures amid rising COVID cases in Seattle


Now plans underway to scale back some non urgent medical procedures of local hospitals right now. And to explain why comb owes Cho Miller this time. It's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the cove, it tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Just use our is The CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president state hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Cove in 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We've reduced impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient. Urgent. An emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and incoming into getting second expected to be cared for in a high risk

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