CMC re-opens after noxious smell had sickened workers, forcing evacuation


Last updated 7/7/2022 at 10:51am

A medical helicopter ambulance rests on CMC's helipad Thursday evening, before cars were back in the parking lot, before the hospital re-opened Friday morning. - Scott Hunter photo

After lab workers mysteriously got sick last Tuesday, forcing an emergency closure, Coulee Medical Center started a phased re-opening Friday morning, starting first with its emergency department at 7 a.m.

Tuesday afternoon Chief Executive Officer Ramona Hicks said CMC was back to full operations and that patients had been back in the building for four days with no problems.

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