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Lexington Medical Center

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Hospital officials say that three of the four operating rooms damaged by last weeks storms at the Lexington Medical Center were fully functional on Monday.

On June 10, Wake Forest Baptist Health, was forced to cancel 25 elective surgeries and shut down three operating rooms and a minor procedure room after heavy rains damaged the facility.

According to Johnny Veal, vice president of patient care services crews worked diligently to complete all repairs.

“Our staff has been remarkable, working tirelessly and literally around- the-clock to get the repairs made in three and a half days,” said Veal.

The one operating room that wasn’t effected by storm damage was used to perform emergency C-sections over the weekend.

Veal said that the operating rooms were thoroughly inspected and equipment tested prior to reopening.

Surgical staff have agreed to work longer hours to accommodate surgical cases, and physicians are working closely together to reschedule cases.