Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Postponing Some Surgeries Due to COVID-19

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is postponing some surgeries due to the high number of COVID-19 patients it's currently treating.

Posted: Jan 13, 2022 11:12 AM
Updated: Jan 13, 2022 1:09 PM

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is pushing back some surgery dates due to the high number of COVID-19 patients currently being treated at its hospitals.

The healthcare system said Thursday that all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay between Jan. 12 through Jan. 23 would be postponed.

According to Owensboro Health, the decision was made due to the rise in COVID-19 patients and the healthcare system's ability to maintain normal scheduling patterns.

The last hospitalization update from Owensboro Health showed 58 total COVID-positive patients currently being cared for throughout its three facilities.

Owensboro Health says that it will continue to assess the situation and return to normal scheduling whenever possible.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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