After a 3-alarm fire triggered an evacuation of St. Thomas Hospital in Akron on Friday morning, Summa Health has established a hotline number for friends and family of patients.
While Summa Health said in a statement that the basement fire has been extinguished and that there are no known injuries, patients at St. Thomas have been transferred to a number of facilities, including the hospital's campuses in Akron, Barberton and Western Reserve Hospital. Those seeking information regarding a patient who was previously at St. Thomas are urged to call 330-375-7702.
For those seeking information about a patient that was previously at Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center on the Summa St. Thomas campus, call 330-668-4486
According to Summa Health, the Akron Fire Department is currently assessing the damage inside the building and investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred around 6:30 a.m. Prior to being transferred, several patients had been put on city buses to be held temporarily.
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