UPDATE: Truman VA hospital spokesman Jeff Hoelscher tells 939 the Eagle that regular power has been restored. He also emphasizes that today’s scheduled medical procedures are postponed and will be rescheduled. Mr. Hoelscher also says outpatient clinic appointments at Truman VA, with the exception of podiatry, resumed today at noon.
HERE IS OUR ORIGINAL STORY:
Columbia’s Truman VA Hospital is postponing all of Tuesday’s scheduled medical procedures, due to a power outage. The hospital is currently operating on the facility’s emergency backup generator.
Truman VA says today’s scheduled medical procedures will be rescheduled for a later date. The hospital says outpatient clinic appointments for today are canceled through noon. Those appointments are being rescheduled.
The hospital says outpatient care at Truman VA’s eight community-based outpatient clinics are not impacted by the power outage. Those eight clinics include Camdenton, Jefferson City, Mexico and Sedalia in the 939 the Eagle listening area.
Truman VA celebrated its 50th anniversary in June. The hospital, which cost $15-million to build, opened in 1972.