UPDATE: Part of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue has received flooding due to heavy rain. Maintaining the safety of patients and partners is a top priority. No patient occupied areas were flooded, patients were not in any danger and the hospital is not evacuating.
The hospital has put together a team that is managing the situation. The hospital regularly drills for this type of situation and is following the protocols developed as a result of those drills.
Several parts of the hospital were affected by water including the main pharmacy. Pharmacy is currently operating out of a second pharmacy location and is fully functional. Crews are working to restore the other areas as quickly as possible.
The water has affected communications including phone and email. The hospital is using a backup system for internal communication designed for situations like this.
Patient safety has guided every decision and continues to be the primary focus.
Mercy Hospital is trying to make Rockford Scanner take down the video.
The Mercy Hospital has went on full diversion. They are not taking any new patients.
We been told by sources they lost the phone lines and some communications.
Some of the debris that was in the flooded waters, was needles. They told staff to treat all needles as dirty needles.
No injuries have been reported.
Several sources were reporting Mercy Hospital (Rockford Memorial Hospital) on Rockton in Rockford is flooding.
FB user Fay Fajutnao Hacker, did a video from inside the hospital and showed the flooding waters on the ground floor at the hospital.
Unknown on injuries, This is a developing story, check back later for updates