Sovah Health – Danville scales back on elective and non-urgent procedures due to increase in COVID-19 cases

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday, Sovah Health announced that they are contacting patients to reschedule elective and non-urgent surgical cases and procedures at its Danville campus.

COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Danville and Pittsylvania County, as well as throughout Virginia. This has lead to an increase in hospitalizations throughout the Commonwealth.

According to a statement released by Sovah Health – Danville on Thursday, Jan. 14, staff will contact patients who have surgeries scheduled in the next two weeks that will need to be rescheduled. Their clinical teams will evaluate each patient’s needs to determine with procedures can safely move forward.

“Since the first week in December, following the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have seen a steady increase in patients presenting to the hospital with the COVID-19 virus. We are taking this action to accommodate needed hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.”

Alan Larson, Market President and Chief Executive Officer of Sovah Health – Danville

Sovah Health will continue to screen and mask everyone who enters the facility and maintain a limited visitor protocol.

At this time, no other surgeries or procedures will be affected.

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