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SSM Health Monroe suspends non-urgent procedures
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MONROE — Like many other healthcare facilities, SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Monroe Clinic Medical Group is experiencing extremely high patient volumes. While staff has maintained a steady state of care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility has recently reached an all-time high of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in addition to facing bed capacity and staffing challenges. 

SSM Health Monroe has made the difficult decision to suspend select non-urgent procedures in order to support hospitalized patient care needs until further notice. This will go into effect on Monday, Nov. 22. Staff will be reaching out and working with impacted patients as scheduling adjustments occur. 

The temporary suspension only impacts the SSM Health location in Monroe. The other SSM Hospitals in the Wisconsin region are not implementing these changes at this time. 

“We ask that you continue to be patient and thank your caregivers for their service. For those able to get vaccinated, we encourage you to get the COVID vaccine (and booster if eligible). It is also important to get your annual flu shot and continue to wear a mask, social distance as able, and wash your hands,” SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Monroe Clinic Medial Group said in a statement Nov. 18. “Our providers and staff have worked tirelessly to support the health and well-being of our patients and communities. Please help us thank them by doing what you can to protect yourself and others.”

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