DC VA Med Center Operating Room Temporarily Shut Down

VA News

The temporary shutdown lasted approximately three hours, according to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spokesman.

An air valve failed, the agency said, triggering a spike in temperature and humidity in the operating room, which is one of six inside the giant VA Medical Center on Irving Street in Washington, D.C.

The emergency shutdown required the postponement of surgeries and raised new questions about the operations of the major medical facility, which treats about 98,000 local military veterans a year. An agency spokesman said two eye surgeries were postponed because of the malfunction. Repairs have since been completed, the spokesman said.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nbcwashington.com

The shutdown lasted 3 hours which isn’t much unless you are waiting for a life saving surgery. I just don’t understand why these type of things keep happening. 



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