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Emergency Electrical Power Outage Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24


Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24
7:00am - 7:00pm Saturday (3/23) and Sunday (3/24)
University Hospital and Children's Hospital
Rick Elder 792-2966

Progress on the Sabin Street Central Energy Plant will require extensive testing of the emergency electrical systems in University Hospital and Children's Hospital. Between the hours of 07:00 (7am) and 19:00 (7pm) on Saturday and Sunday (March 23/24), extensive testing will be performed on the emergency electrical systems, all areas all equipment connected to emergency power will be effected by these tests.

The tests will require multiple "blinks" similar to those experienced during monthly and weekly generator testing, but they will occur throughout the day. Maintenance Staff plan to be in direct contact with areas performing critical procedures or caring for critical patients in order to coordinate testing to minimize impact to normal operations. It is IMPORTANT that all areas performing patient care or critical operations be involved with planning for this outage and to be in direct contact during the outage period.

Maintenance staff will continue to make contact with critical areas for pre-planning. Smaller enabling outages will be coordinated and performed in individual areas.

Radios for communication need to be checked out by someone in each unit on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00am. These radios are provided by Security and located at the North Tower Security Desk.

If you have questions in advance please contact one of the following contacts:

Project Manager:
Iggy Pla (2-9607)

Asst. Electrical Supervisor:
Mike Collins (2-2187)

Director of Facility Maintenance:
Dave Dement (2-9636)

Director of Construction:
Rick Elder (2-2966)

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300