Phone lines repaired at Lane Regional Medical Center
ZACHARY - Phone lines have been temporarily repaired to Lane Regional Medical Center, acccording to an AT&T spokesperson.
Sue Sperry with AT&T said the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning causing significant damage.
For about an hour, no one could call in or out of the hospital. Emergency services could still communicate because they use radios.
With phone lines down, services like billing, patient rooms, scheduling appointments and finding out test results could not happen. However, if test results were urgent, the patients were contacted by personal phones.
Sperry said about 500 feet of high speed communication cable was mangled and full repairs could take a few days.
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