Beebe pausing elective surgeries starting Tuesday

Beebe Expanding Testing

LEWES, Del. – Starting Tuesday, September 14th, Beebe Healthcare is pausing elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay in the hospital.

We’re told this is out of an abundance of caution due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Leadership made this decision to continue providing safe, high-quality care to the influx of patients requiring hospitalization due to COVID-19 and unrelated serious medical issues.

Officials say the number of community members hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection has continued to rise. More than 95% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are reportedly either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Beebe Healthcare will continue to monitor this surge and will resume elective surgeries requiring a hospital stay as soon as possible.

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