The hospital system is still finalizing a start date for the Hamilton, Alabama, facility.
NMHS resumed elective surgeries on April 28 at the North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) in Tupelo, the North Mississippi Surgery Center and the Women’s Hospital.
NMHS’ facilities in Iuka and Eupora do not offer surgeries.
Johns Hopkins Medicine defines elective surgeries:
An elective surgery does not always mean it is optional. It simply means that the surgery can be scheduled in advance. It may be a surgery you choose to have for a better quality of life, but not for a life-threatening condition. But in some cases it may be for a serious condition such as cancer. Examples of elective surgery include removing a mole or wart, and having kidney stones removed. It may also be done if other forms of treatment are not working.