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Finger Lakes hospitals pause non-essential, non-urgent procedures



Albany, New York – After having met the state’s threshold for “high-risk regions” or low capacity facilities, the New York State Department of Health updated the impacted hospital determination list to include 40 hospitals that have been notified to stop non-essential non-urgent elective surgeries.

This includes all hospitals in the Finger Lakes Region.

“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.”

The affected hospitals are:

• F.F. Thompson Hospital
• Geneva General Hospital
• Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
• Rochester General Hospital
• The Unity Hospital of Rochester
• United Memorial Medical Center North Street Campus
• Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic
• Highland Hospital
• Medina Memorial Hospital
• Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital
• Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital of Yates County Inc
• Strong Memorial Hospital
• Wyoming County Community Hospital