A 24-inch water pipe burst Saturday afternoon, causing flooding on the sixth floor of the medical center.
“We are grateful that some Atlanta hospitals have been able to step in and deliver patient care during our emergency,” the hospital said. “We recognize the serious burden these institutions experienced as they collectively provided care to those who were not able to come to our emergency department via ambulance.”
Grady, considered a regional leader in trauma care, typically sees more than 450 emergency room visits every day. But because of the diversion status, about 200 patients per day who arrived to the ER on their own have received care.
Emory Healthcare said Tuesday that its midtown location went into diversion mode because of the high volume of patients from Grady.
Grady transferred 45 patients to other hospitals and transported 30 to post-acute care facilities.