Kentucky hospitals delay surgeries due to water main break

December 20, 2017

Norton Healthcare and Jewish Hospital delayed surgeries recently after a water main break in Shelby Park, Ky., caused low water pressure at the downtown hospitals, according to an article on the Courier-Journal website. 

Patients were given bottled water and used hand sanitizer after washing their hands.

Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and Our Lady of Peace Hospital reduced water consumption, but patient procedures were unaffected. 

"Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our patients, we have delayed elective surgeries," said Joe Hall, a Norton spokesman, in a statement.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Industry News

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Healthcare facilities investing in infrastructure

Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Fla., plans a $650-million expansion



Be smart about the surfaces in healthcare

Smooth surfaces restrict cracks and crevices and help prevent the spread of harmful bacteria through cross contamination


Inova Health System following trend to inpatient behavioral health

Inova Fairfax Hospital to open new inpatient behavioral health unit


Focus: Cybersecurity

Tackling healthcare cybersecurity challenges

Many chief information security officers aren’t even close to having the tools they need to deal with cyberattacks


Designing to bring primary, behavioral care together

Healthcare organizations around the country are beginning to integrate behavioral health and primary care services in a single setting, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.