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Lee Health suspending certain elective procedures

Lee Health announced today it is temporarily suspending certain elective procedures “due to a high census across all Lee Health Hospitals.” In an email, officials said procedures that require an overnight stay that can be postponed without causing patient harm are being rescheduled or ...

COVID queries clogging Lee Health emergency rooms

Lee Health continues to report what they call a “sharp increase” in COVID-19 patients and emergency department visits. Lee Health officials on Thursday said that young adults could utilize the services at Golisano Children’s Hospital which, in turn, could ease the burden on the rest of ...

Lee Health reinstates free urgent care telehealth due to Omicron surge

Due to the recent Omicron surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Southwest Florida, Lee Health is once again offering free urgent care telehealth visits through Lee TeleHealth. Lee Health is making this service free for community members so they can utilize urgent care telehealth services from ...

COVID cases on the climb

By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health announced on Thursday it is once again reporting daily COVID-19 numbers in the community, as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus has increased 55% this week alone. “Studies show that booster shots are effective in ...

Lee Health exhausts supply of monoclonal antibody used for Omicron variant

Lee Health’s supply of the most effective monoclonal antibody (MAB) treatment for the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been exhausted. In an email from Lee Health officials on Wednesday, the healthcare system, due to a nationwide shortage, stated they no longer can administer the treatment ...