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Annapolis hospital to delay some surgeries to free up beds for COVID-19 patients

Annapolis hospital to delay some surgeries to free up beds for COVID-19 patients
Anne Arundel Medical Center, owned by Luminis Health, is delaying some elective surgeries that require overnight care, starting Monday. However, surgeries in which patients can be discharged the same day will continue.

5 FM Anne Arundel Medical Center, owned by Luminis Health, is delaying some elective surgeries that require overnight care, starting Monday.Currently, Anne Arundel Medical Center is experiencing a 4% increase in patient volumes compared to 2019.Related News No public threat after perplexing Anne Arundel Co.incident involving shattered police cruiser window Original newspaper prints of US Constitution on display in Annapolis Anne Arundel Co.

About 60 elective surgeries are performed at the hospital daily and it only expects 10 procedures to be affected by the delay at most.“And so we need this capacity (from elective surgeries) to take care of our community, and particularly the patients who are coming to our emergency department.

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