McPherson Hospital is pleased to report that with the exception of the surgery unit, all hospital services will be functioning normally tomorrow, Thursday, October 20. All outpatient clinics will be in their usual clinic locations. All systems regarding hot water and air circulation have been restored.
We regret that the surgery unit will not be fully functional until Monday, October 24. The boilers are not yet fully functional and because of the reliance on them for surgical sterilization, it is necessary to allow time to fully test all systems that utilize the boilers before putting them back into full service.
We appreciate our patients’ understanding, cooperation and support throughout this difficult internal flooding incident. While there is still much restoration of non-clinical work spaces to be completed, we are working hard to being fully functional in a timely yet safe manner for all concerned.
Most of the hospital’s services are back up today. Patients are being admitted and all departments are functioning with the exception of the surgical suite. Surgeries are being suspended temporarily.
Some services such as patient clinics are being relocated temporarily. Patients will be seen in the following locations later this morning and in the afternoon:
Internal Medicine Clinic with Dr. Claassen will be in Family Practice Associates, 1010 Hospital Drive
Family Medicine Clinic with Dr. Lichty, Dr. VanEaton, Jill Sigsbee, and Autumn Wilgers are on 2nd Floor, Hospital Tower, Specialty physician clinic space.
Surgery Clinic with Dr. Fetsch and Dr. Stanton, and OB/GYN Clinic with Dr. Heskett are on 2nd Floor, Hospital Tower, Obstetrics Department.
Services in the South Annex which includes Corporate Health, Rehabilitation Services and the Hess Fitness Center are operational. However, entrance and foot traffic is limited to the west end of the building.
All hospital entrances will be staffed to direct patients and visitors.
Restoration of the East Annex facility and the boilers continues. We appreciate the community’s patience as we work through this difficult incident.