Area Hospital Copes Without Power

By: Lori Mitchell
By: Lori Mitchell

Severe weather Tuesday night left thousands of people without electricity, including Rivendell Behavioral Health Services. The psychiatric hospital operated a little differently Wednesday.

Administrators were without computers, telephones, lights, and air conditioning, which hospital officials say, made their jobs much more challenging. Patients, however, were not deeply impacted by the power outage. The patient facility operated on a generator for most of the day.

The kitchen crew was forced to make a few changes though. The meal plan was altered Wednesday. The usual warm dinners were substituted with deli-style sandwiches, fresh fruit, salad, chips, and cookies.

Rivendell's Clinical Services Director, Scott Doyel, told WBKO, "The staff met these challenges very well and they're doing a great job of keeping kids engaged like it would be any other day."

As of Wednesday night, Rivendell was still without power. No word yet on when it will be fully restored.

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