Coffeyville medical center investigates smoke, odor

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COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – Officials investigate the source of a smoke/odor that lead a partial evacuation at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Shortly after noon today, Sept. 22, 2020, someone detected a smoke/odor in the MRI suite located on the south side of the Acute Building – 1st floor. HAZMAT, police and fire responded to the scene and the medical center activated a Command Center.

The medical center temporarily stopped allowing visitors. ER patients were told to enter through the west entrance. In a Facebook post, the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center stated that all patients and staff are safe.

Around 2:00 p.m., they posted that the situation was under control. They are still investigating to determine the source/cause of the smoke or odor. They have temporarily relocated patients in the Acute Building to another area within the facility.

Updates are being posted to their Facebook page.

9-22-21, 4:58pm Update: “We have re-opened the entrance to the Emergency Department for incoming patients and will be relocating our patients back to acute care within the next few hours. Patient visitation will be allowed, starting in the morning. The North Entrance at the Primary Care Clinic is open until 8 pm as usual.”
“We want thank our dedicated physicians, associates, and public safety teams for responding to our emergency event today. And also our community for the outpouring of hearfelt concern. Coffeyville is truly an amazing place to live and work.”