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Surgeries Back on Schedule at Rex Hospital

Posted January 9, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— Raleigh's second largest hospital is scheduling elective surgeries again.

Rex Hospitalcancelled elective surgeriesover the weekend, after a request from four high-ranking doctors.

The doctors cited a flood of flu cases and a nursing shortage.

Rex spokesperson Brooke Stickney says 100 surgeries were scheduled for Monday, most of them elective. She says doctors performed 14 unscheduled surgeries over the weekend.