Emanuel Medical Center returns to normal operation after construction incident
Emanuel Medical Center returns to normal operations after construction incident
Turlock, CA—Emanuel Medical Center has returned to normal operations after a short incident related to breach of an oxygen line during construction.
Construction crews building the hospital’s two new operating rooms breached an oxygen line while saw-cutting a stucco wall. No patients were harmed as a result of the incident and the hospital resumed normal operations within an hour.
Hospital and emergency crews jointly responded to the morning incident. Four patients in labor and delivery were relocated to other rooms. Five babies in the nearby Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were transferred to a Modesto hospital as a precautionary measure. Both Labor and Delivery and the NICU are located near the construction area, but were not compromised by the construction incident.
“We are extremely proud of our joint efforts with Turlock’s emergency responders. Together, we were able to minimize patient care disruption and restore almost all hospital services within an hour,” said Pennie Rorex, hospital spokesperson.
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 415-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, medical and surgical services, cardiology, cancer diagnosis and treatment services, women’s health services, and hospice services.