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Sunday power outage to affect parts of northeast tower, other areas (Updated with Ruby Cafeteria, Nutrition Services, Starbucks information)

On Sunday, Nov. 17, Facilities Engineering will shut off normal power to the northeast tower and surrounding areas from 6-9 a.m. as repairs are made to the main switchgear.

Normal power (ivory) receptacles will not have power during this time, and some lighting will be off. Critical power (red) receptacles will have power, and critical lighting will be on. Computers and software sensitive items on normal outlets should be powered down before 6 a.m. that day.

The Ruby Cafeteria will remain open during the outage but will have very limited menu and beverage options from 8-11 a.m. Although patient services will not be interrupted, there will be a reduced hot breakfast menu for patients during the outage.

Also, Starbucks will be closed during the outage but will re-open as soon as possible after power returns and staff prepares to open the shop.

Other areas at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital that will be impacted from 6-9 a.m.:

  • Atrium
  • Starbucks
  • Hospital Administration
  • Gift Shop
  • Pharmacy Level 1
  • Respiratory Level 2 In-fill
  • Physical Therapy Level 2 In-fill
  • Emergency Department
  • HTM Level 4F
  • Care Management Level 4F
  • Nutrition Services Level 4F
  • Loading Dock Level 4F
  • Environmental Services Level 4F
  • SICU Level 5F
  • PICU Level 6F
  • 7NE Level 7F
  • 8NE Level 8F
  • Command Center 4F
  • Sterile Elevator R20
  • Operating Rooms 21-35
  • CT Scan 5C74
  • Materials Management 4D
  • Observation Unit 6 North
  • Peds Echo Level 6 North

Note: This is the same outage that occurred on Sept. 29; however, Sunday's outage will include 4 North, 5 North, and 6 North.

Contact Robert Boyce, manager, Facilities Engineering, with any questions at (304) 598-4141, Ext. 75477, or boycer@wvumedicine.org.