COVID -19 surge forces local hospital to cancel woman’s elective surgery

CONCORD, N.C. — Hospitals around the world are feeling the impacts of an increase in COVID-19 patients, and the Charlotte area is no different.

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Atrium Health in Concord recently postponed a woman’s surgery due to staffing problems and an increase in hospitalizations. Channel 9 spoke with Mary Sedivec, who was scheduled to have a operation done last Friday but was told that it wouldn’t happen.

”They said the hospital asked the surgeons to cancel a number of surgeries because they didn’t have the staffing due to the COVID surge that was happening,” said Sedivec.

>> In the video above, reporter Mark Becker spoke with Sedivec about how she was impacted by not having the surgery done on time.

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