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Frozen Pipe Bursts at Boston Medical Center, Causes Flooding on Several Floors

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    Frozen Pipe Bursts at Boston Medical Center, Causes Flooding

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery areas were most impacted by the flooding.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)

    Due to frigid temperatures affecting the region, a pipe froze and burst at Boston Medical Center, causing flooding that impacted several floors.

    The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday in the Yawkey building.

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery areas were most impacted by the flooding.

    The water was shut off, and cleanup is underway.

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    BMC released a statement that read in part ,"BMC facilities and clinical staff are working together to ensure minimal disruption to patients."

    Fifteen patients were moved to other areas of the hospital, and one of those patients was transferred to another hospital, as previously planned, according to hospital officials.

    Six expectant mothers were also transferred to nearby hospitals as a precaution.

    In collaboration with area hospitals, expectant mothers who are being seen by BMC clinicians will be directed to a receiving hospital for the next few days.

    The statement went on to say, "BMC appreciates the support of our colleagues during this unusual situation. Other BMC services remain uninterrupted and patients will receive safe, high quality care."

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