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St. Luke's Meridian Back to Normal Operations

By Ken Dey, News and Community
May 17, 2012

St. Luke’s Boise Meridian Medical Center is back in full operation following an incident this morning.

Around 6:30 a.m., smoke in a communication closet in the basement of Meridian Medical Center triggered a fire alarm. The Meridian Fire department responded to the alarm. There was no fire, but the smoke did necessitate the temporary evacuation of employees in the basement area including food service.  Some surgeries were also postponed or rescheduled, but no patients were evacuated.

The cause of the smoke hasn’t yet been fully determined, but it’s believed to have originated from a component called an uninterruptable power supply. That component has been taken offline and technicians are currently examining it.

As of 10 a.m., the smoke had been cleared from the building and the fire department gave the all clear for St. Luke’s to resume normal operations.  St. Luke’s would like to thank the expert response from our building services staff, hospital staff and the Meridian Fire Department.

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.

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St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
520 S. Eagle Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 706-5000