Small hazmat incident at Medina Memorial Hospital

Apr 17, 2012

A small hazmat situation was quickly handled at Medina Memorial Hospital Tuesday.

A hospital spokesman tells WBFO & AM-970 News there was a small spill of medication that is used with anesthesia in pharmacy department. 

The Medina Fire Department was called in to assist.  The pharmacy department was evacuated as standard procedure. 

The small spill created some fumes.  Firefighters opened windows to ventilate the area. Air handlers were also shut off and clean up was conducted within one hour allowing the hospital to resume normal operations. 

The spokesman says at no point was anyone injured or in harm’s way.  "It was a small amount and the situation lasted only an hour. But it was good practice for us.  We did the right thing.  We got people out of harm’s way."