Texas hospital cancels electives, diverts new patients amid power failure

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University Medical Center, a 500-bed facility in Lubbock, Texas, is diverting new clients to other local medical facilities due to a power failure, according to regional radio station KFYO.

The medical center reported the power failure at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1 after carrying out a generator test..

Patients in the facility are being transferred to rooms of the structure that have power.

Alia Paavola –
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

When the medical facility tried to change back to routine power following the test, the generator switch stopped working, and the main hospital building was not able to link back to routine power..

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Due to the power failure, University Medical Center has canceled all optional surgical treatments for Sept. 1 and is diverting new patients to other centers..

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