Hospital passes water tests after flood


Leader Staff

ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano has been cleared to return to normal water usage following a flood inside the building earlier this week, officials said.

ThedaCare issued a statement Thursday that state and local regulators have declared water quality safe inside the hospital, 100 County Road B.

Hospital officials said they were flushing and clearing pipes in preparation for a lifting of all water restrictions, which was expected later Thursday.

Crews have been cleaning up and assessing damage since the building’s first floor was flooded Tuesday in an incident that officials have attributed to a malfunctioned fire hydrant on the hospital grounds. More details on the cause of the flooding are expected to be released later.

Although some patient services have been postponed or relocated, officials said surgeries have been rescheduled starting Friday.