Greenwood Leflore Hospital, one of the Mississippi Delta’s largest hospitals, has been forced to discharge or transfer patients as a result of a defective sewage line.
According to hospital officials, all discharges and transfers of inpatients were completed by 8:30 p.m. Monday. Patients were transferred to the following locations:
- UMMC Grenada
- UMMC Jackson
- South Sunflower
- Golden Triangle
- Pine Bluff, AR
- Allegiance in Greenville
The Emergency Room at Greenwood Leflore Hospital remains open for patients in need. The retail pharmacy will also be open while restoration and clean-up efforts take place, but had to close on Tuesday due to a lack of coverage.
On Monday around 7:00 a.m., it was discovered that manholes were clogged, forcing sewage into the crawl space below the hospital. Around 10:30 a.m., the City of Greenville were able to get the sewage lines unstopped. The main plumbing sewage line blockage was identified on the south side of the building between the main hospital building and Strong Avenue.
As of now, there is no timeline for the reopening of clinics inside the hospital.