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COVID Impact:

05.11.22 - COVID-19 shutdowns in Shanghai, China, have caused a significant global shortage of intravenous contrast dye used in imaging procedures like enhanced X-rays, CT scans and some procedures like heart catherizations. Much of the nation’s supply of contrast media is manufactured in Shanghai.
The IV contrast shortage is expected to last through July.

Hospitals worldwide are bracing for effects the shortage will have on patient care. Centra has activated a response to aggressively conserve supplies of IV contrast to mitigate the situation. These efforts will require postponing certain elective imaging procedures until the supply chain issues has been resolved. Affected patients will be notified directly to reschedule.

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COVID  Hospitalization Census as of 09/30/2022 at 9:00 AM

When COVID patient numbers are two or less, we will not report patient quantities to respect patients privacy.

Location Total Floor ICU
Lynchburg, Bedford and Southside Hospitals 26 22 4 -      


As always, patient privacy remains at the forefront of all decisions regarding data disclosure. Therefore we do not release data when the census for vaccination status falls below two or fewer.



As always, our top priority is safety, for our patients and community. We want you to get the care you need while staying safe during your visit to Centra.  

Here’s what we’re doing

  • All caregivers are required to wear face masks in clinical settings and receive two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • We’re sanitizing rooms between patients and cleaning public areas often.
  • Providing the option to connect with a doctor through live video chat on Centra 24/7.

Here’s what we’re asking you to do when you visit one of our hospitals, emergency rooms or practices

  • Everyone who comes to Centra's hospitals and CMG practices must wear a face mask. We encourage you to bring yours from home. It is highly suggested this face mask be surgical, KN95, KF94 or N95 and not cloth.
  • Patients who are having surgery or other procedures that require general anesthesia will be tested for COVID-19 infection before their procedure.  See map below

How can I stay safe at home?

Taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 has never been more important in Central Virginia.

  • Get vaccinated - click here to make an appointment. 
  • Wear a mask, particularly if you are considered high risk or have not been vaccinated.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands well and often (with soap and water for 20 seconds).
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently. 
  • Watch for symptoms, including new cough, shortness of breath and loss of smell or taste.

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