Fairmont General Hospital officials confirm that they experienced a brief power outage on Tuesday night after a regularly scheduled check of the hospital’s generator system.
According to a press release, the outage happened around 7:45 p.m., but had no impact on patient care.
“During this time, there were no evacuations. The Emergency Department did experience a temporary diversion of patients, but have resumed normal operations at this time,” said FGH President and CEO Peggy Coster.
Hospital administrators are working to determine the cause of the outage, and said they will be making all necessary adjustments to ensure that these issues don't happen in the future.
“The hospital resumed normal operations around 10:45 p.m.,” Coster said. “We want to thank the community, our employees and physicians, the Marion County Rescue Squad and local fire departments for their support as we resolved these issues.”
As of now, there are no cancelations to any patient procedures, surgeries, and/or tests that are scheduled for June 25th.