Patients Transferred After Hospital Wing Loses Power

Power was restored by 4:44 a.m., a hospital spokesman said

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 5:46 AM CDT
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Patients Transferred After Hospital Wing Loses Power

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Seven patients were transferred out of a wing of a hospital in Chicago's northwest suburbs after the facility lost power for two hours early Friday morning.

The Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital, part of St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, lost power at 2:44 a.m. Friday, according to hospital spokesman Matt Wakely.

The patients were moved to other hospitals while crews from Commonwealth Edison worked to restore service, he said. Four were taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village while the remaining three were taken to two other area hospitals.

Power was restored by 4:44 a.m., Wakely said, but the cause of the outage was not immediately known.

ComEd crews were still at the hospital investigating the outage as of 5:20 a.m.

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