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Mission Hospital resumes surgeries
Coastline Pilot

Elective surgeries resumed Monday at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach 10 days after hospital officials voluntarily halted procedures in the wake of four patients incurring bacterial infections at affiliated facilities.

Three patients at Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and a fourth at an off-site location developed infections in May and June, prompting hospital officials to temporarily stop elective procedures at both facilities, said Susan Cole, communications director for Mission Hospital.