Greenville
12:00 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hunt Regional Medical Center has power hiccup

The hospital operated on reduced power for a while late Wednesday morning.

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. - See more at: http://heraldbanner.com/topnews/x564664380/Hospital-implements-code-yellow-disaster-plan#sthash.pRwys6FR.dpuf

Hunt Regional Medical Center of Greenville implemented a code yellow disaster plan due to the failure of an electrical transformer on the campus, officials told the Greenville Herald-Banner.

Greenville Electric Utility Service  began a planned transformer maintenance upgrade at 8 a.m., they said. As power was being restored, the GEUS transformer failed and power was lost, officials said.

Full power was restored just before noon.

During the event, hospital officials requested minor-emergency patients seek treatment at Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce, Quick+Care in Greenville.