At approximately 7:40 a.m. Sunday a water pipe on the fourth floor at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus broke, leaking water into the third floor. Patient rooms had minimal water damage; however, the patients in the affected areas were moved as a precaution.
Nine patients were in the neonatal unit on the third floor at the time. Seven patients were moved to the hospital’s pediatric inpatient unit. Two of the patients were transported to Akron Children’s special care nursery at St. Elizabeth in Youngstown.
“Our staff moved quickly to make sure our patients were safe. The care of our patients has not been compromised by this incident. We sustained minimal water damage to patient care areas, and the clean up has begun,” said Sharon Hrina, vice president, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
The hospital hopes to move patients back to the affected areas today once clean up is completed.
The emergency department and inpatient hospital remain open.
Patients safe after water pipe break at Beeghly campus
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