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Firefighters evacuate more than 200 patients from a Los Angeles hospital after Hilary-related power outage

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🗞️ Driving the news: An unexpected power outage at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles resulted in the evacuation of over 200 patients, impacting units including neonatal intensive care and OBGYN
• The backup generators at the hospital also failed, adding to the crisis

🔭 The context: Tropical Storm Hilary struck Southern California, and at the height of the storm, the hospital lost its main power
• This critical event highlights the challenges of maintaining operational continuity during environmental disasters

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: Climate change-induced disruptions pose significant risks to facility operations and patient care, as hospitals depend on a steady power supply, especially for critical care

⏭️ What's next: An investigation will be launched into the failure of the backup generators, and an emergency generator will be brought to the hospital
• There will be a focus on understanding the preparedness and emergency response protocols of healthcare institutions

💬 One quote: “We must get to the bottom of what happened and ensure that lives are not put at risk in this way ever again,” (Karen Bass, Los Angeles Mayor)

📈 One stat: Of the 241 patients impacted by the outage, 28 were considered critical and were transferred to other hospitals for continued care

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