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U-M Dexter Health Center and other locations open despite tornado

Hospital staff acted to protect patients

U-M's Dexter Health Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The U-M Health System's Dexter Health Center is open for business today, Friday, March 16 despite the tornado and heavy winds that hit the immediate area on Thursday evening.

All other UMHS facilities in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area are also open, and suffered no damage as a result of the storm.

U-M hospital staff followed emergency procedures to move inpatients into hallways and close blinds in University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital and the Cardiovascular Center during the two-hour tornado warning period.

Brief power interruptions have been reported at the building in southern Ann Arbor that houses many billing and business functions for UMHS, and a Sleep Disorders Center sleep lab, but those areas are open as normal. There was no interruption to patient care.

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