Florida hospital cancels surgeries after air conditioning breaks

Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla., canceled all surgeries, special procedures and outpatient endoscopy appointments for Monday after its air conditioning went out over the weekend.

In addition to canceling surgeries, the hospital also diverted ambulances to hospitals in nearby towns, according to a WPTV report.

The hospital pointed to a broken water pipe as the reason the air stopped cooling, according to a post on its Facebook page.

IRMC installed temporary cooling units throughout the hospital to provide some cooling. Work on the broken pipe started Saturday night and continues through Monday afternoon.

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