NEW YORK (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Health announced Saturday that 40 hospitals across New York State will need to stop non-essential, non-urgent elective procedures for at least two weeks due to limited staffed patient bed capacity.
The following hospitals are on the list
- Olean General Hospital, Olean
- Brooks-TLC Hospital, Dunkirk
- Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville
- Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo
- Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo
- Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo
- United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia
- Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, Lewiston
- Medina Memorial hospital, Medina
- Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw
“We will use every available tool to help ensure that hospitals can manage the COVID-19 winter surge," said Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. "I want to remind New Yorkers that getting vaccinated and boosted remain the best way to protect against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. Vaccination also protects our hospital system. We cannot return to the early months of the pandemic when hospitals were overwhelmed."