Cincinnati Children's Postponing and Rescheduling All Elective Surgeries

Monday, March 16, 2020

Cincinnati Children’s is postponing and rescheduling all elective surgeries.

An elective surgery is one that has been previously scheduled and which a provider has carefully reviewed and feels it is safe to cancel at this time.

The decision was made with guidance from the Surgeon General, the American College of Surgeons and Governor DeWine’s office. This will free up beds for patients most in need of care. It will also reduce exposure risks to our patients and families, as well as our staff. Families will be contacted via phone call if their child’s surgery is impacted.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be reaching out in the coming weeks to reschedule cases, after it is deemed appropriate to proceed.

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