URMC to close Sawgrass Surgical Center temporarily due to COVID-19

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The University of Rochester Medical Center will temporarily close its Sawgrass Surgical Center beginning Wednesday.

URMC said this will free up staff members at Sawgrass who can be redeployed for inpatient care, enabling UR Medicine hospitals to maintain the capacity needed as the surge in COVID-19 cases continues in Monroe County.

According to URMC’s Dr. Elizabeth Murray, what’s happening is a result of the state’s surge and flex plan.

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