Mercy Miami Hospital
May 20, 2020

As South Florida continues its phase one reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals are working to perform elective surgeries that had been put off while also keeping a priority on safety.

As director of cardiac surgery at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Dr. Allen Stewart is slowly rescheduling procedures that have been on hold for months.

Frontline medical workers at the hospital gathered Wednesday for lunch courtesy of Sergio's restaurant.

The hospital, like others in South Florida, is trying to shift some of its focus to pre-pandemic care.

"With elective re-launching, we've gone above and beyond to try to make sure people are safe and that there is a clear delineation of how we care for emerging patients and our elective patients," Mercy Hospital CEO David Donaldson said.

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