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Berkeley Medical Center Operating Rooms Indefinitely Closed Due To Flooding

Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
WVU Medicine's Berkeley Medical Center, located in Martinsburg, experienced severe flooding earlier this week.
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WVU Medicine’s Berkeley Medical Center indefinitely suspended use of its operating rooms Tuesday.

The announcement followed severe flooding that wrought damage across the facility’s first floor, according to a Tuesday press release.

The facility will temporarily only admit trauma, obstetric and emergency surgery cases. It will refer patients with other medical needs to its Outpatient Surgery Center or the Jefferson Medical Center, which is located roughly 20 miles away.

To evaluate patient needs and coordinate facility referrals, Berkeley Medical Center has opened a new command center.

A timeline for the facility’s repair has not yet been announced.