St John Broken Arrow Hospital reopens after boil order

KFAQ News Team

St John Broken Arrow Hospital reopens after boil order

By KFAQ News Team. CREATED Jun 13, 2013

BROKEN ARROW (KFAQ) - St. John Broken Arrow hospital has now reopened after the City of Broken Arrow’s water testing showing no contamination.

The hospital had been closed following the boil order being issued in Broken Arrow. 

St. John Broken Arrow officials say the hospital is once again fully operational and available to receive patients in all areas. Elective surgeries for Thursday have been rescheduled. 

“As a result of concerns with potential water contamination from Tuesday’s water main break, St. John Broken Arrow made a voluntary decision Wednesday to temporarily discontinue operations,” said David Phillips, St. John Broken Arrow chief executive officer. “Patient safety is our highest priority, and we believe taking these precautionary measures was the right thing to do. We are fortunate that our patients were efficiently transferred to other St. John hospitals.”
 
As part of its operational process, St. John Broken Arrow is replacing all water filters and flushing all water systems. All patient rooms were cleaned overnight with purified water.