Memorial Hospital’s outpatient surgery department and other services at its Printer’s Park Medical Plaza location will be closed for the remainder of the week following the discovery of a water quality issue there Monday.
This closure affects hundreds of patients and dozens of employees, and Memorial recognizes this might be inconvenient. The decision, however, is driven by our commitment to patient safety and the safety of our staff. About 17 employees who work at that location, 175 S. Union Blvd., were treated in the emergency department Monday for nausea and other symptoms following an initial complaint of a strange odor and color in the water.
Memorial is working diligently to re-schedule appointments for patients at other locations. Patients who cannot be treated at other locations are being re-scheduled for a time after the issue is resolved.
All employees who experienced symptoms were treated and released. The exact time that the water quality may have been affected, or in what way, was not known Monday.
Patients or visitors who went to PPMP and are feeling ill may call HealthLink at 719-444-CARE (2273) and speak to a nurse about your symptoms or go to the emergency department.
The building owner and public health authorities are aware of the issue.