UW Hospital experiences outage, quickly restores power

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 9:57 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The University Hospital experienced a power outage Saturday afternoon.

According to a UW Health official, the outage occurred around 1 p.m. when a problem occurred with one of the building’s electrical transformers.

Power was immediately restored with the hospital’s backup generators, according to UW Health.

As an extra precaution, the hospital’s emergency department had patients relocated until about 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

UW Health said the care and safety of their patient population was never compromised during the outage.

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