Atlanta hospital instrument sterilization not affected by main break

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta had to use bottled water for drinking and cooking, but didn't have to move instrument sterilization after a water main broke June 27.

The main break, which happened on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, led to a boil water advisory being issued in the city. A spokesperson for Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center told CNN that there weren't many procedures scheduled over the weekend, and the emergency didn't affect patient care at the hospital.

According to the city's Department of Watershed Management, the boil water advisory has since been lifted, and samplings show no contamination in the public water system.

Editor's note: This article was updated June 30 at 10:21 a.m. CT to reflect that Emory University Hospital Midtown didn't have to move sterilization as was previously stated in the headline and news brief. 

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