Atmos Energy restored natural-gas service to the Salida hospital at about
11 a.m. today. It was restored at the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Hwy.
50, at 11:30 a.m. today. Both facilities have heat and hot water.
The hospital and clinic lost gas service the morning of April 10 when a
gas pipeline ruptured near Poncha Springs.
HRRMC needed to reschedule 15 surgeries due to the outage. “We were
able to reschedule all of the surgeries in a timely manner,” said
VP Patient Services April Asbury. “We will return to our normal
surgery schedule tomorrow, April 12.”
“Our clinical teams and facilities staff worked closely together
to ensure that we were able to continue providing the best care possible
for our patients,” continued Asbury. “Now that the heat is
back on, the portable heaters have been removed from the hospital’s
inpatient rooms and the Emergency Department.”
The hospital cafeteria is again serving hot meals.
For more information, call Public Information Officer Marji Ackermann at