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Auburn Community Hospital cancels elective surgeries after post-Christmas COVID-19 surge

Auburn Community Hospital is postponing elective surgeries due to a rise in COVID-19 patients at the facility.

They announced the postponement on Monday, after a surge of COVID-19 patients after Christmas.


“As of Tuesday, Auburn Community Hospital will be postponing elective surgeries due to recent significant increase in hospital census. All urgent and emergent surgeries will be allowed to continue without interruption,” Paul Fu, the Chief Medical Officer at ACH told CNYCentral. “Review of urgent surgeries will be conducted by the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Anesthesia. We will reassess hospital and staff capacity on January 4th, 2021 to make a determination on resuming elective surgeries.”

The hospital has a total capacity of 105 beds.

There are 43 COVID-19 patients at the hospital as of Monday, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. More than 40% of those beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.



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