Holy-Cross-1b.jpg

COURTESY PHOTO

Holy Cross Medical Center is a 24-bed regional Critical Access Hospital.

Updated Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.

Holy Cross has stated in an update that the backup generator has been fixed and is now fully operational.

Holy Cross Medical Center is drawing up contingency plans should an unexpected power outage occur after it discovered that its backup diesel generator was not functioning properly this week.

The discovery was made during regular infrastructure inspections, according to a statement released by Holy Cross Wednesday (Sep. 8).

The generator does not appear to be damaged, but rather, the diesel fuel used to run it appears to have been contaminated. The backup generator is only used to provide power during an unexpected power outage, and would run critical health care equipment.

The hospital is working on a plan to ensure patient safety should an unexpected power outage occur, and is coordinating with other local hospitals for additional support, if needed.

Alternative generators are being brought in as a contingency measure. The hospital is also in close communication with the Town of Taos, Taos County and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative as it seeks a solution.

Holy Cross Hospital remains open with no restrictions on services or access.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

All comment authors MUST use their real names. Posts that cannot be ascribed to a real person
will not be moderated.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.