HOUSTON — Ben Taub Hospital has reopened the emergency center but is still on diversion for ambulances at this time due to a water leak in the upper floors of the building, a hospital spokeswoman confirms to KHOU 11 News.
Late Sunday the hospital's emergency center went "on diversion," which means patients are being sent to other hospitals instead. Patients already in the emergency department were moved to another area of the hospital.
A source tells KHOU 11 News that all employees are still being asked to go to work as scheduled, but they are being told they may be reassigned to another unit of the hospital.
The hospital, which is located in the Texas Medical Center, is operated by the Harris Health System and is staffed by faculty and students from the Baylor College of Medicine. According to its website, Ben Taub is a Level I trauma center with more than 400 beds.
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