August 26, 2021

IU Health To Suspend Half Of Elective Procedures, Amid COVID Surge

More than 2,000 Hoosiers are hospitalized with COVID-19. - FILE: Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News

More than 2,000 Hoosiers are hospitalized with COVID-19.

FILE: Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across Indiana, health systems are beginning to take steps not seen in months.

IU Health says it will temporarily suspend half of its elective inpatient surgeries and procedures system-wide beginning Monday, an IU Health spokesperson wrote.

The state’s largest health system says affected patients are being notified and their procedures will be rescheduled in about three weeks.

More than 2,000 Hoosiers are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Around half of the state’s population eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine remain unvaccinated.

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