Pipe Leak at GW Hospital

January 7, 2014 – At approximately 11:30 a.m., extreme cold temperatures caused leaking pipes on the sixth floor (non-patient area) and fourth floor of GW Hospital, causing flooding and impacting 33 patient rooms.

Currently, GW Hospital remains open. All elective surgical procedures, as well as the cardiac cath lab and radiology procedures are running normally. The Emergency Department also remains open for all patients.

As a precauation, GW Hospital relocated 23 patients, whose rooms may have been impacted by water, to other rooms in the hospital. GW Hospital staff is proactively calling family members to notify them as to where their loved ones were relocated to in the hospital. Patients with additional questions can call (202) 715-4000 or (202) 715-4194.

Cleanup and facilities crews are working in the impacted areas of the hospital.

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