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Nebraska Medicine to further restrict surgeries due to COVID-19 demands, staffing issues

The Nebraska Medical Center announced Tuesday it will put more limits on operations as concerns about COVID-19 continue to push the hospital to maximum capacity. -necessary procedures,” Matt Pospisil, vice president of operations at Nebraska Medicine, said in the Med Center’s daily briefing. Nebraska Medical Center said the number of patients admitted with COVID-19 stood at 79 Monday, and the number was ” steadily increased” over the past few weeks. The hospital also noted that there were no more workers present due to exposure to COVID-19. Beginning December 13, surgeries that can wait four to 12 weeks or more are being reviewed and may be canceled at the Hixson- Lied and CL Werner Hospital and the post-anesthesia care unit at CL Werner Hospital will be used to hold surgery patients waiting on a hospital bed.Nebraska Medicine also said operating room capacity would be expanded at Bellevue Medical Center and Fritch Surgery Center Outpatient services in all Nebraska Medicine facilities would not be affected. Nebraska Medicine also noted that the average The hospital stay is 10% higher than a year ago, increasing demand for ICU care and the use of ventilators. to maintain access for all surgeons and their patients in light of the increasing demand for hospital beds at Nebraska Medical Center,” Pospisil said. “Encourage the people in your life who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated,” said Pospisil Nebraska Medicine last adjusted its surgery schedule in August 2021. Related reporting:

The Nebraska Medical Center announced Tuesday it will put more limits on operations as concerns about COVID-19 continue to push the hospital to maximum capacity.

“We need to make changes to ensure we have beds for patients and access for patients who need time-sensitive, medically necessary procedures,” Matt Pospisil, vice president of operations at Nebraska Medicine, said in the Med Center’s daily briefing.

The Nebraska Medical Center said the number of patients admitted with COVID-19 stood at 79 Monday, and the number had “steadily increased” in recent weeks. The hospital also noted that there were no more workers present due to exposure to COVID-19.

Beginning Dec. 13, surgeries that can wait four to 12 weeks or more will be reviewed and possibly canceled at Hixson-Lied and CL Werner Hospital.

The pre-operative and post-anesthetic ward at CL Werner Hospital will be used to accommodate surgery patients waiting on a hospital bed.

Nebraska Medicine also said operating room capacity would be expanded at Bellevue Medical Center and Fritch Surgery Center.

Outpatient services in all Nebraska Medicine facilities would not be affected.

Nebraska Medicine also noted that the average hospital stay is 10% higher than a year ago, increasing demand for ICU care and the use of ventilators.

“These are important steps to maintain access for all surgeons and their patients in light of the increasing demand for hospital beds at Nebraska Medical Center,” Pospisil said.

“Encourage the people in your life who haven’t been vaccinated to get vaccinated,” Pospisil said.

Nebraska Medicine last adjusted its surgery schedule in August 2021.

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