Burst water pipe forces Grady Memorial to redirect patients

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Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital has been diverting patients to other hospitals since a water pipe burst at the facility Dec. 7, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The pipe burst on the hospital's sixth floor and caused flooding in some patient care areas, Denise Simpson, a spokesperson for Grady, told AJC. The extent of the damage required Grady to transfer 150 of its 700 patients to nearby hospitals.

The hospital will remain on total diversion until Dec. 11, when repairs for the flooding and water damage are expected to be completed, according to Ms. Simpson.

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