July 12, 2018

Test of VUMC emergency power distribution system to take place tomorrow; other electrical work to occur over the weekend

Friday, July 13, beginning at 10  a.m., VUMC willl begin testing the emergency power system serving Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, including the Critical Care Tower and The Vanderbilt Clinic. The exercise is anticipated to last approximately 12 hours. End users should not experience any interruption in normal or emergency power. The test will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. 

On Sunday, July 15, beginning at 3:30 a.m., the automatic transfer switches in Medical Center East (MCE) will be connected to the High Bay Generator plant. This work will involve a one hour loss of power to red emergency outlets in both the north and south towers of MCE.  Normal (ivory) power outlets will not lose power and half of the red outlets in the patient rooms on MCE 8 will not lose power. The exact time that each floor will see the one hour loss of power to red outlets will be coordinated with the Charge Nurse by an electrician; the approximate times are as follows: MCE 8 (half the red outlets in each patient room) 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; MCE 3 & 4 (all red outlets) 7 – 8 a.m.; elevators 1-4 North Tower 11 a.m. – noon; service elevator North Tower 2 – 3 p.m.; elevators 1-6 MCE South Tower 4 – 8 p.m. Elevator signage will be posted.

At 10 p.m. Sunday a routine monthly generator test will occur for all of VUH, CCT, TVC and MCE.  The test will last approximately three hours. This is the normal monthly test. An overhead announcement will be made along with the routine email reminder.

Please call Terry Ralph at 615-715-1257 for more information.