The New Hanover Regional Medical Center system is postponing non-essential surgeries, including those at Pender Memorial Hospital, until further notice.
This change allows the health system greater flexibility to ensure staffing, space and resources are available as part of NHRMC’s proactive decision-making and preparation for impacts from COVID-19.
NHRMC is contacting providers, who will inform affected patients that their procedures have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time. If a patient’s condition changes, the patient should contact their provider, who can evaluate the best way to proceed.
NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, which specializes in same day surgeries, will close as of March 20 until further notice. Operating rooms will continue to be available at the NHRMC 17th Street campus and the NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital for essential procedures.
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