Reduced capacity at Atlanta hospital affects region

January 23, 2020

A water pipe break wreaked havoc at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in early December, flooding multiple floors and reducing capacity for the emergency room, according to an article on the WABE website.

The situation has caused ripples in other parts of the area’s emergency medical network.

“We’ve seen higher ER volumes in December. We’ve seen higher inpatient volumes in December,” Ed Lovern, chief operating officer of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, said in the article. 

Since the flooding at Grady, emergency medical service providers have increased their coordination in the area.

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