Water leak damages Conn. hospital

The recent cold snap is being blamed for a burst sprinkler pipe that caused water to leak into multiple departments, including radiology, at John Dempsey Hospital, part of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., according to an Associated Press report.

In addition to leaking into a radiology area, the burst pipe caused damage to a newborn nursery and some labor and delivery rooms.

While high-profile incidents such as Hurricane Sandy grab headlines, disaster preparation in radiology should include plans for more mundane but still damaging events such as water pipe leaks. For more on disaster prep strategies, read the Health Imaging feature “Sandy’s Wake: Disaster Planning Re-visited.”