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UPDATE Swedish closes campuses to visitors; postpones elective surgeries

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 19

Last updated 3/13/2020 at 5:27pm

Brian Soergel

Swedish Edmonds

UDATED MARCH 13

To "preserve capacity to meet the acute health care needs of its patients," Swedish has decided to temporarily stop elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries for non-life threatening and non-urgent care at its hospital campuses, effective Friday, March 13. This applies to procedures at all our hospital campuses (Edmonds, First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, and Issaquah).

"This action is directly related to our efforts to effectively respond to COVID-19 care and prevention," said Communications Manager Tiffany Moss in a news release.

"While this is a decision we have...



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