Rising COVID cases prompt rescheduling for some surgeries
Some Michigan hospitals are postponing some scheduled surgeries as the number of COVID-19 patients they're treating is rising.
In recent weeks, the number of COVID patients in Michigan hospitals has increased to the point where hospitals say they're dealing with "extremely high hospital occupancy."
A Michigan Medicine spokeswoman says University of Michigan hospitals made the decision to reschedule a small number of scheduled surgeries late this week and next week in order to maintain safe occupancy levels.
Meanwhile, Henry Ford hospital says it’s limiting elective procedures at its Macomb Hospital for the next two days for the same reason.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan has the highest COVID case rate in the nation.