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Blessing and Illini Hospitals cancel non-urgent, elective procedures

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QUINCY (WGEM) — Blessing Hospital officials announced Thursday that patients scheduled to undergo non-urgent, elective procedures at Blessing Hospital, the Surgery Center of Quincy and Illini Hospitals will be receiving phone calls from their doctor's office to postpone the procedures in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Currently this will only affect Blessing facilities in Quincy and Pittsfield.

Health System leaders say that postponements include surgical, gastrointestinal (GI), Radiology and Cardiology procedures that are able to be delayed without negative effects on the patient's condition.

Health System leaders also stress that procedures deemed urgent, emergent or necessary, will not be affected

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