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News Release, MedStar Health

(Columbia, MD) MedStar Health is committed to delivering the highest levels of quality, safe care for our patients throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Equally important is the safety of our physicians, nurses, and associates.   The community spread of COVID-19 requires that we take unprecedented measures to ensure these goals. With these important priorities in mind, starting Thursday, March 19 we are postponing all elective procedures and surgeries across MedStar Health.

This decision was made after thoughtful consideration and planning, including how we best use our resources to meet the needs of our patients balanced against mitigating risk to our patients, associates, and families.  Our department leaders and our physicians will make case-by-case decisions using the specific clinical circumstances of each of our patients.

We will be reaching out to our patients in the event their care will be affected.