OHRH temporarily postponing elective surgeries requiring overnight stay – The Owensboro Times

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By Ryan Richardson
January 13, 2022 | 10:21 am
Updated January 13, 2022 | 10:31 am
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Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is postponing all elective surgeries requiring an overnight stay through Jan. 21. Officials said the decision was made due to the rise in COVID-19-positive patients and the hospital’s ability to maintain its normal scheduling patterns.
“We will continue to assess our abilities to return to normal scheduling and make decisions to ensure that those needing urgent care have access,” a social media post form the hospital reads.
COVID-19 By The Numbers
In their latest update on Tuesday, OHRH reported they had 49 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, with 40 of those being unvaccinated. Ten of those were in critical care, all unvaccinated. And seven were intubated, all unvaccinated.
COVID-19 Patients by Age
Monoclonal Antibodies Update
On Jan. 10, OHRH provided an updated on monoclonal antibodies.
“The monoclonal antibody infusions used to treat COVID-19 are in short supply across the nation,” the announcement reads. “Sotrovimab is the only monoclonal antibody currently active against the omicron variant. States receive an allotment of the antibodies (currently Sotrovimab) from the federal government, and then distribute it to their healthcare facilities. The supply has been much lower recently for all states. The Sotrovimab allocation for OHRH this week is 65 doses.”
COVID-19 Enhanced Patient Safety Measures
The hospital previously announced visitor restrictions on Aug. 9.
According to that announcement, the following guidelines will be in effect until further notice:

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