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Legacy Health pauses all non-urgent surgical procedures

The Delta variant is creating a significant strain on our hospitals and staff and in the coming weeks Legacy Health is projecting an unprecedented number of hospitalizations.  Legacy has made the decision to implement surge plan measures that will address the increase in COVID-19 patients and staff shortages, which will help protect the health of our community, our patients, and our staff.  

Effective Monday, August 23, Legacy Health is pausing all non-urgent surgical procedures for a period of two weeks to create bed capacity inside our hospitals for critically ill patients. We will continue to assess and modify scheduled procedures throughout the organization to ensure we have the right resources available to care for the needs of our communities.  

Legacy will safely and effectively implement surge plans in concert with health systems across our region while ensuring the highest level of compassionate, quality health care for all our patients.   

Legacy’s surge plan allows us the flexibility to adjust patient care standards to provide the best possible care given the circumstances and resources available. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and follow Governor Brown’s mask mandate so that together, we can put an end to this dangerous virus.