NCDHHS Requests Suspension of Elective Surgeries

On Friday, NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, requested all hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to suspend all elective and non-urgent procedures and surgeries.

Elective and non-urgent procedures and surgeries are defined as any procedure or surgery that if not done within the next 4 weeks would cause harm to the patient.

Read Sec. Cohen’s March 20 letter to hospital leaders on elective surgeries.


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