6 hospitals that had flooding, fire, wind damage this year

Alia Paavola –
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Numerous hospitals were damaged by flooding, fire or wind this year. Below are 6, as reported by Beckers Hospital Review..

1. Massachusetts medical facility may need to be reconstructed after floodingNorwood (Mass.) Hospital, closed since a violent storm flooded the facility in June, suffered extensive damage and may require to be completely reconstructed.

2. UPMC Lock Haven closed forever after fire UPMC Lock Haven (Pa.) stays closed after a fire triggered it to shut and leave patients down.

3. Hurricane rips Pennsylvania hospitalHigh winds from Tropical Storm Isaias caused extensive damage at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital, the company tweeted Aug. 4..

4. Arkansas hospitals ED flooded, left; client charged with criminal mischiefBaptist Health-North Little Rock (Ark.) left its flooded emergency department early June 14 after a patient broke a sprinkler head in the departments bathroom, according to a local news report. The ED, waiting room and surrounding areas were flooded, however no substantial repairs were required, the report mentioned.

5. Flooding damage at Grady Memorial will not be repaired up until October Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital, which has among Georgias biggest emergency rooms, will operate at reduced capacity for most of this year after the facility suffered flooding damage..

6. Detroit health center gets state funds for repairs after fireDetroit Receiving Hospital, part of Detroit Medical Center, will receive financing from the state of Michigan to fix damage brought on by a fire and its lawn sprinkler. All eight operating spaces of the healthcare facility suffered water damage after the sprinkler system was set off to extinguish the fire. The fire ignited in a single empty operating space in early January.

Arkansas hospitals ED flooded, evacuated; patient charged with criminal mischiefBaptist Health-North Little Rock (Ark.) left its flooded emergency department early June 14 after a client broke a sprinkler head in the departments restroom, according to a local news report. Detroit medical facility gets state funds for repair work after fireDetroit Receiving Hospital, part of Detroit Medical Center, will receive financing from the state of Michigan to repair damage triggered by a fire and its sprinkler system. All 8 operating spaces of the health center suffered water damage after the sprinkler system was set off to snuff out the fire. The fire ignited in a single vacant operating space in early January.

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