Statement on Emory Healthcare postponing elective surgeries and procedures
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 15, 2020
After significant review and consideration, and consistent with the Surgeon General’s and American College of Surgeons’ recommendations and guidelines, Emory Healthcare, as a national leading academic medical center, will postpone all inpatient and outpatient elective surgical and procedural cases effective Monday, March 16 for two weeks, followed by week-to-week assessment. We are currently contacting all patients and their physicians to alert them of this decision and to offer our support during this time when their cases are being postponed.
While we adhere to the most stringent protocols to ensure infection prevention, we are taking this step to protect our patients and are working to support and preserve supplies, equipment and staffing for the most urgent and time-sensitive patient needs. We hope the community will understand and join us in working together to address this public health crisis.