UPDATE: Hospital resumes normal operation after being flooded

Published: Mar. 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM EDT
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UPDATE 3/22/19 @ 11:30 a.m.

The Logan Regional Medical Center is back on a regular schedule Thursday morning after being flooded Wednesday night.

Hospital spokesman Justin Turner said while it’s not fully functioning, most of the damage is contained to small area of rooms.

They have brought in Service Pro to help monitor the damage from the flooding after Timothy Baker, 30, of Big Ugly, pulled a fire alarm in one of the exam rooms Wednesday night. He was arrested.

The ER houses 22 rooms, but only eight of those rooms were impacted by the water.

Wednesday night, the ER was put on diversion for two hours and sent non-critical patients to other hospitals.


The emergency room at Logan Regional Medical Center was flooded with 2 to 3 inches of water Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Logan County Sheriff, deputies were called to the hospital for an irate patient.

When they got there they found the ER flooded.

Hospital staff told the deputies that a person was on camera standing on hospital equipment, reaching up and pulling the fire sprinkler system from the ceiling.

Timothy Baker, 30, of Big Ugly was arrested as a result.

Baker was placed under arrest for tampering with a fire protection device, causing false alarm for fire, destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and falsely reporting an emergency incident.

Baker was taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail.