SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Monroe Clinic Medical Group began suspending select, non-urgent medical procedures beginning Monday, citing an all-time high of COVID patients.

“Like many other healthcare facilities, SSM Health is experiencing extremely high patient volumes,” according to a press release from the health group. “While our staff has done an incredible job maintaining a steady state of care throughout the COVID pandemic, we have recently reached an all-time high of hospitalized COVID patients, in addition to facing bed capacity and staffing challenges.

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