Pipe Rupture Forces Patient Transfers, Urgent Care Shutdown at Sanford South University

Pipe Rupture Forces Patient Transfers, Urgent Care Shutdown at Sanford South University

Patrick Springer | WDAY-TV

A ruptured water pipe that feeds a major air-conditioning unit at Sanford South University resulted in the transfer of inpatients and the temporary closure of the urgent care clinic at the medical center.

The disruptions, on Thursday, June 28, followed the discovery the evening of Tuesday, June 26, of the broken underground pipe, located beneath the hospital. Portable air conditioning units were brought in, but by Thursday, with a fix still not in place, further action became necessary, said Susan Jarvis, Sanford’s vice president of operations in Fargo.

With temperatures in much of the building reaching the 80s on Thursday, as outside temperatures sizzled in the high 80s, Sanford transferred about 30 inpatients, all of those who were hospitalized, to its other two medical centers in Fargo…(Read the full story)

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