Updated: September 4, 2017


MAURY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WAS FORCED TO POSTPONE SURGERIES FRIDAY AFTER THURSDAY NIGHTS STORMS KNOCKED OUT THE HOSPITAL'S CHILLERS.  ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD, THE THREE HOUR BROWNOUT TOOK DOWN THE HOSPITAL'S HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM WHICH CAUSED A PROBLEM IN THE OPERATING ROOMS AS THE CHILLERS CONTROL THE HUMIDITY. TEN SURGERIES WERE CANCELLED AS ORS AND SURGICAL MATERIALS HAD TO BE RE-STERILIZED OR REPLACED.  SURGERIES WERE RESCHEDULED AND OPERATING ROOMS WERE REOPENED ON SATURDAY.  ESTIMATED COST OF DAMAGES AND LOSSES APPROXIMATELY $100,000.