Flood Waters Seep Into Hospitals
|By Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Some emergency departments also were forced to redirect patients as the pounding rains continued into the evening Monday.
Oakwood Hospital-Dearborn has "significant damage" to its basement, forcing it to close down food service at least temporarily. It also had to send ambulances elsewhere, said spokesman
Staff made a middle-of-the-night run to Meijer to buy continental-type food -- muffins and bagels, for example -- for patients for breakfast, and the hospital was forced to cater lunch, he said.
Insurance officials had not arrived to assess damage this afternoon, but Spielman said it most likely will take several days to renovate.
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Administrative offices also were flooded at Henry Ford's
Main hospital operations were not affected at either site, Olejarz said.
But some outpatient providers were affected as well.
Patient care was not affected, but electricity was shut off as a precaution in parts of the hospital, necessitating the transfer of 20 patients to other DMC facilities.
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