Due to the continued surge in hospitalizations, and in an effort to conserve and reallocate critical resources, such as staff, hospital beds, and medical equipment and supplies, Columbus Regional Hospital has made the decision to cancel all elective, non-urgent surgeries and procedures as of Monday, September 13, 2021.
The health and wellbeing of those we serve is the top priority; therefore Columbus Regional Health remains committed to prioritizing those procedures and interventions that are emergent and cannot safely be delayed for the patient. A team of physicians, including surgical management at Columbus Regional Health, has developed a process for determining on a case-by-case basis which procedures meet criteria. Each patient need is unique and will be coordinated on an individual basis.
The suspension of non-urgent and non-emergent surgical procedures is geared toward the preservation of healthcare resources, which are at critical capacity. Patients with scheduled surgeries and/or procedures will be contacted by their physician offices. Those with other questions are encouraged to follow up with their physician or surgeon’s office directly.