Water main break forces local rehabilitation facility to evacuate patients

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OKLAHOMA CITY – According to officials, patients were evacuated from a local rehabilitation facility early Sunday morning after a water main broke inside the main office of the building.

Airport Express, who is the parent company of MedRide, Corp., received a call from ManorCare Health Services, asking for help with the emergency evacuation.

Brent Gosnell, Director of Operations, was the first to receive the call. “We arrived to the scene at 12:30 am with four MedRide buses and four Oklahoma Critical Care Transport (O.C.C.T.) ambulances.” Gosnell stated. (O.C.C.T. is also an affiliate of Airport Express).

EMSA and emergency crews were also at scene.

All crews worked diligently to evacuate 56 patients at ManorCare Health Services – Northwest, located at 5301 N. Brookline Ave.

President of Airport Express, David Batson stated, “It was an amazing effort for the emergency and non-emergency crews working together. I am so very proud of my team, from dispatch to our bus drivers to our O.C.C.T. medics. What a great job!”

All 56 patients were transported to other facilities around the metro. No injuries were reported during the evacuation or during transport.