Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center has been experiencing a power outage due to a transformer failure since 6 a.m. on Saturday. Officials said patients are safe and the team is working to provide care while on backup generator power.
While all critical equipment is powered by the backup generators, the HVAC systems and air conditioning chillers have been impacted, officials said. Since there is not a definitive timeline for the restoration of power, all 22 patients are being transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
“The safety of our patients is always our top priority, and they have continued to receive excellent care at Twin Lakes despite the power challenges,” said Chief Operating Officer Ashley Herrington. “But with the situation still being resolved, the best thing for our patients is to move them to Owensboro while repairs are underway. Being part of a strong health system like Owensboro Health gives us that option for our patients.”
Teams across the health system are working with Kentucky Emergency Management to coordinate transport by ambulance. Twin Lakes staff and additional physicians will report to OHRH to continue to provide care for the transferred patients.
The emergency department at OHTLMC is on “diversion” and patients will be transported to other hospitals. Emergent patients will continue to be stabilized and assessed at OHTLMC.