San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Continues Care Through Power Outage

At approximately 12:02 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital experienced a loss of power due to an outage that affected several portions of the Pass Area.

The Hospital’s emergency generator immediately went into effect, and patient care throughout the Hospital continued seamlessly, with no interruption. In addition, backup communication systems were put into place. Power was restored at approximately 2:54 p.m.

No patient care was interrupted, thanks to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital’s emergency generator, which can power the Hospital for up to 71 days.

“The Hospital’s ability to maintain operations is an example of our commitment to patient safety by not being affected by a loss of power,” said Jan Merrick, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. “It’s also a testament to the community that the Hospital can continue to function and remain a critical infrastructure through a situation like today’s loss of power.”

For more information, read the article on Patch.com: SGMH Power article in Banning-Beaumont Patch

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