Portion of Memorial Regional Hospital South loses A/C

Some elective surgeries rescheduled

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Memorial Regional Hospital South was experiencing air conditioning issues Thursday, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Local 10 News.

According to the representative, the A/C on two of the six floors of the hospital at 3600 Washington St. stopped working around 9 a.m.

Hospital officials said fans are in place in the hospital, but some elective surgeries were rescheduled. They said patients on the impacted floors have been moved to floors that have A/C. 

"The measures we took were just in an abundance of caution," Senior VP executive nurse Maggie Hanson said. "We went on diversion in our ED for emergency vehicles for about two hours. We continued to treat patients that were in our ED and that were walk-ins comfortably, and rescheduled a couple of the surgeries that had not yet been completed, and everything's really fine." 

It's unclear when the A/C will be fully restored. 

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