LEBANON, PA – The Good Samaritan Health
System has evacuated 20 patients from the Hyman S. Caplan Pavilion
because several feet of rainwater have flowed into the basement. Located
at 4th and Willow Streets in Lebanon, the Pavilion will be
temporarily closed until the water is removed and appropriate safety
checks are completed.
The Pavilion is home to two inpatient
care units: The Rothermel L. Caplan Transitional Care Unit (TCU) and The
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Miller Rehabilitation Services Center
(Rehabilitation Unit). The TCU is a 19-bed skilled nursing unit, which
offers care for patients who are well enough to leave the hospital, but
not yet well enough to return home. The Rehabilitation Unit provides
inpatient therapy services for patients who may be admitted from the
hospital, home, assisted living, or nursing home. In addition, the
pavilion includes offices for the Good Samaritan Family Practice
Good Samaritan is evacuating 20 patients:
10 from TCU and 10 from the Rehabilitation Unit. Thirteen patients
were evacuated to The Good Samaritan Hospital. Seven patients were
transferred to the nearby Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical
Center. Good Samaritan is in the process of contacting families of
patients. For patient families who have questions, please contact the
hospital operator at 717-270-7500.
Patient appointments are cancelled for medical office and outpatient visits at the Hyman S. Caplan Pavilion offices.
The Good Samaritan Hospital continues to
operate and all other Good Samaritan services are operating normally.
Availability of services at each facility is continuing to be evaluated
as rain and flooding events unfold.