First Posted: 1/15/2009
LUMBERTON - The power is back on at Southeastern Regional Medical Center after a short left a portion of the hospital without electricity for about 14 hours.
Electrical power was restored about 11 a.m. Thursday after a short in an elevator knocked out power to the obstetrics unit and newborn nursery on Wednesday.
Sixteen patients were moved from obstetrics to Second East, the medical surgery unit on the second floor. Sixteen newborns were moved to the second floor of the Diagnostic and Treatment Center to be near the mothers. By 1 p.m. Thursday, patients were moved back to there regular rooms.
The hospital also had to postpone some elective surgical procedures planned for Thursday.
The Food Services Department and kitchen also was affected by the power shutdown but continued to prepare and serve food for patients and staff.