Providence to reschedule some elective surgeries, procedures starting Wednesday

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Providence Eastern Washington will begin rescheduling some elective surgeries and procedures starting Wednesday.

Providence says the move is an effort to preserve hospital capacity and conserve critical care beds for COVID-19 patients.

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According to Providence, the hospital’s staff is caring for an increase in COVID-19 patients.

As of Tuesday, there were 102 people from Spokane County currently being treated in Spokane hospitals, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.

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The hospital says it will review each surgery and patient need on a case-by-case basis. Providence patients can call their doctor for more information.

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