Ambulances are still not taking patients to Grady Memorial Hospital, four days after a two-foot water pipe burst and flooded several floors of the building. The hospital, which advertises itself as the busiest trauma center on the East Coast, went into diversion mode Saturday afternoon after the broken pipe caused water damage to several floors. Paramedics are being told to bring patients to other area hospitals including Emory and Piedmont hospitals, putting strain on their resources. The flooding also caused electrical issues in the patient care tower and “significantly damaged” dozens of hospital rooms, Grady said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. The electrical repairs may take up to three weeks to complete. In the meantime 30% of its elevators are out of service. At least three patient floors were affected by the flooding. Grady said 158 beds will be “off-line” for several months while crews address the damage. About 60 other rooms that were damaged could reopen within a week, the hospital said. After the pipe burst, the hospital originally said its ER would […]