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Hospital forced to adapt when water supply lost

January 9, 2014

Pictured are members of the Adams Health Network’s maintenance crew. From left are Supervisor Mark Harvey, Tim Harvey, Greg Schaffter, Karl Melcher, Bryce Kukelhan, Rex Morgan, Kenny Kortenber and Nathan Kortenber.   Photo by Ashley Thieme

    “It was a crazy day,” said Susan Sefton, community outreach director at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Sefton was referring to Wednesday, a day after a city water main break that left Decatur without water, and how hospital personnel were coping with that unique scenario.
    “We had a plan in place,” Sefton said. “I feel sorry for all our maintenance personnel, who are working hard to provide water to multiple areas of the hospital.”
    Decatur experienced a water main break around 11 p.m. Monday that left the entire city without water, forcing hospital officials to implement their disaster preparedness plan.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

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