January 8, 2017:     A water main break on January 4 at Washington Adventist Hospital led to administration declaring a “mini-disaster” and halting new patient admission to the hospital’s emergency department.

Bottled water was used for drinking and patient care as the hospital fought overnight and into January 5 to gain control over the break.

Washington DC’s WJLA television station reported that “mini-disasters” are declared when hospital emergency rooms are hit with challenges such as water breaks or power outages.

The 232-licensed bed acute care hospital remained open during the alert.

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