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Elective Surgeries Suspended By Hospitals

Hospitals are postponing elective surgeries and procedures, as they brace for a possible surge in severe coronavirus cases. That includes Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and Dignity Health, which owns Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Hospital CEO Brian Evans says they’re in discussions with patients on a case-by-case basis…

click to listen to Brian Evans

Dignity Health says patients who do have their procedure pushed back will be provided with alternative options…

click to listen to Brian Evans

Alternative options include a phone consultation, virtual visit, or rescheduled for another date. Evans says no coronavirus cases have been diagnosed yet at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Only one mild case has been confirmed in Nevada County, in the Truckee area.

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