Hospital returns to normal after main/backup power failure
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 29,2013
GULFPORT — A contractor working at Memorial Hospital cut the main power line to the facility, resulting in a power outage yesterday at approximately 7:58 a.m., according to a release from the hospital.
At that time, a main circuit breaker was damaged, which delayed the activation of the hospital’s standby generator power. By 9:10 a.m., emergency power was restored throughout the hospital.
Yesterday’s news release said: “All precautions were taken to protect our patients and to continue patient care. First responders and area hospitals were cooperating within minutes. Although no patients required transportation outside the hospital, other area medical facilities were on standby to receive patients if necessary.
Surgeries and procedures are in the process of being rescheduled. Outpatient diagnostic tests are being re-routed to our outlying clinics.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- Williams Brothers General Store is something to count on
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters