(PRWEB) January 14, 2014
On Friday, January 10, 2014, Bon Secours New York Health System’s (BSNY) Schervier Nursing Care Center, specializing in long-term and rehabilitation care in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, lifted the water emergency declared on Friday, January 3, 2014.
Administrator Dominic D’Ambrosio declared a water emergency at 12:30 PM on January 3, 2014 when the nursing care center experienced a sudden loss of domestic water pressure. Water emergency notices were posted in the building that afternoon. “We were getting water on the ground floor, but because of low pressure, none of the upper floors had water,” said D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio, the facilities management team, and licensed plumbers set to work to discover the source of the problem. “The pump that supplies pressure to the building was not running, and there are many reasons why the pump shuts off: low pressure from the supply main, a leak, an obstruction,” said D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio notified the Department of Environmental (DEP) Protection and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and asked for their assistance in determining the cause of the problem.
On Saturday, January 4, 2014, the executive and administrative teams were called in to help implement communications and patient safety protocols. D’Ambrosio notified the Department of Health, and stepped up oversight of the situation. Hygiene and sanitation in-services were held with staff to ensure patients, visitors and staff maintained proper sanitation in the nursing care center. Emergency hydration, bathing and sanitation supplies were delivered from a sister facility, Bon Secours Charity Health System in Suffern, NY. “I can’t thank them enough, they really stepped up to help us during a very difficult time,” said D’Ambrosio. Bon Secours Charity supplied materiel and assistance for the duration of the emergency.
On Saturday, a full inspection of all building syst
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