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NEWS | Jan. 5, 2021

San Antonio Military Health System delays elective surgeries

By Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs

In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order for area hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and procedures to reserve capacity for COVID-19 patients from the community.
In line with this order and to ensure healthcare professionals are poised to support an increased need for acute inpatient care, the San Antonio Military Health System has begun temporarily delaying some elective surgical cases, particularly those requiring an overnight stay.
Patients will be called if their surgery requires rescheduling. For questions or information about an upcoming elective procedure, patients are encouraged to reach out to their surgical team.
As the situation is continually evolving, BAMC will provide updates when available. Continue to do your part to slow the spread of this virus: wear a face covering, wash your hands or hand sanitize regularly, and physically distance yourself from others.
The San Antonio Military Health System will continue to closely monitor the situation and take proactive steps, working alongside its military and community partners, to both contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the virus.