Legacy Health pauses all non-urgent surgical procedures due to COVID surge

Legacy Health has implemented surge plan measures to address increased rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations across the Pacific Northwest. 

In a press release, Legacy Health said “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.” 

As of Aug. 23, Legacy Health has paused all non-urgent surgical procedures for at least two weeks to create bed capacity inside its 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,” the health organization stated in its press release. 

Legacy Health is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and follow mask mandates “so that, together, we can put an end to this dangerous virus.”