After two and a half weeks of disrupted services due to impaired heating and ventilation systems, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is resuming normal business operations.
Patients are now able to utilize Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Women’s Clinic and the OB Department. Beginning Monday, March 2nd, the facility’s Operating Rooms and Medical Surgery Department will be open for both emergent and elective cases. Repairs to the Intensive Care Unit, one of the most impacted areas, are still occurring and are anticipated to be complete in the near future.
MHCC leadership is continuing to consult with a number of firms to complete a full assessment of the entire facility to ensure future failures are mitigated. A thorough review of every mechanical system in the hospital is underway and will be used to evaluate the long term plans for the 25 bed critical access hospital.
The complete financial impact of this incident is still being calculated.
Ongoing monitoring of air and environmental samples will be performed as part of the plan to assure excellence in patient care.
On behalf of the MHCC Board of Trustees, Administration, and Employees, we want to thank the community for your patience through this ordeal and for your continued trust in our ability to meet the health and wellness needs of Carbon County residents.