Medical Air Systems Shutdown in Women’s, Children’s, and Cancer Hospitals - Sept. 11

Please read more to see the affected areas and times for the shutdown.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Plant Engineering will be shutting down the medical air systems serving wall outlets in the Women’s, Children’s, and Cancer Hospitals to connect the buildings to a new medical air system recently installed.  Plant Engineering is working closely with Respiratory Therapy to plan and perform these medical air shutdowns to ensure patient care is maintained for patients on ventilators.  During the shutdowns, certain areas will experience a loss of medical air service to the wall outlets, while other areas will see no loss.  After the shutdown timeframes noted below are over, medical air service to the buildings will be back to normal.  Please refer to the schedule below to understand the duration and impact of the shutdowns.

In the zones noted by the phrase “tanks”, Plant Engineering and Respiratory Therapy will set up large medical air tanks in each zone to backfeed the entire zone to allow the patients to remain connected to the wall outlets.


Shutdown Time


Zones with loss of Medical Air

Zones with no loss of Medical Air

6 – 8 a.m.

Cancer Hospital


All (including ED Team D)


8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Women’s and Children’s Hospitals

Basement – All
Ground Floor – All
First Floor – All

Second Floor – OR/PACU (tanks), PICU (tanks)
Third Floor – 3-Womens Unit
Fourth Floor – L&D, NICU (tanks)
Fifth Floor – All
Sixth Floor – All
Seventh Floor – All


Please contact Chuck Scott, (919) 201-1343, or Keith Morris, (919) 201-1486, if you have any questions or would like to discuss additional details.