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February 27, 2013

Power restored at Hunt Regional Medical Center

Hospital implements disaster plan due to failed transformer

GREENVILLE — UPDATE 12:00 p.m.- Spoonemore confirmed that power has been restored to Hunt Regional Medical Center and operations are back to normal.

UPDATE 11:01 a.m. Hospital spokesperson Susan Spoonemore said Hunt Regional Medical Center of Greenville hopes to have complete power restored by 12:30 p.m. She recommended that patients requiring emergency care seek treatment at other facilities, but also said that the hospital is not turning anyone away. EMS personnel are determining which facility to deliver patients to on a case-by-case basis, according to Spoonemore.

Hunt Regional Medical Center of Greenville has just implemented a code yellow disaster plan due to the failure of an electrical transformer on the campus.

GEUS began a planned transformer maintenance upgrade at 8 a.m. As power was being restored, the GEUS transformer failed and power was lost.

Officials with HRMC are requesting minor emergency patients seek treatment at Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce, Quick+Care in Greenviille or the nearest Emergency Room.  Ambulance service will transport patients to other facilities during this time.  Hunt Regional Open Imaging is not affected by this event.

“We are working closely with GEUS and our Facilities Management staff to restore full power to the facility and we expect this to happen by 1:30 p.m. today, says Mike Klepin, hospital administrator.

Hospital emergency power plans for these incidents.  Inpatient care will not be affected.  Some elevators, the public cafeteria and some outpatient services are the most affected by this outage.

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