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16 Sep 2014
17 Sep 2014
Power restored to Good Samaritan Medical Center
Hospital was running on generators after power failure
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) Portland General Electric has restored power to Portland's Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
The hospital had been running on power from its back-up generators since a power switch failed last night in Northwest Portland. The failure blew a high voltage fuse and produced a loud crack and bright flash on Northwest 23rd Avenue.
Spokeswoman Megan Turnell says the hospital's patients received normal care.
"The lights are a little bit dim, so we have to use flash lights. But no one has been evacuated, babies are still being born and we're able to do emergency C-sections here."
As a precaution, Good Samaritan is not receiving ambulances or new emergency cases. And it has postponed some patients' elective surgeries until next week.
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