Regular power has not been restored at Portland’s Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
The hospital has been running on power from its back-up generators since a power switch failed last night in Northwest Portland.
The failure blew a high voltage fuse and produced a loud crack and bright flash on Northwest 23rd Avenue.
Spokeswoman Megan Turnell says the hospital’s patients are still receiving normal care.
As a precaution, Good Samaritan is not receiving ambulances or new emergency cases. And it has postponed some patients’ elective surgeries until next week.
PGE is working to restore power to the hospital.