Blount Memorial Hospital diverts patients Thursday

Blount Memorial Hospital diverts patients Thursday


MARYVILLE (WATE) - Emergency patients were diverted from Blount Memorial Hospital for several hours on Thursday.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., patients were being diverted to other hospitals in the area.

A hospital spokesperson said the diversion was due to a high patient volume situation. All emergency transport patients were sent to other facilities.

The move was necessary because the hospital saw a variety of different critical patients within a 24-hour time frame.

The capacity of the hospital is 304 beds, plus space available for extra patients.

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