Dole VA Medical Center fully operational after power outage

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is fully operational Wednesday after a power outage Tuesday caused outpatient appointments to be converted to virtual appointments or rescheduled to the next available date. Commercial power was restored to most campus buildings late Tuesday afternoon, but some areas of the facility remained under emergency power until shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

On Tuesday, an Evergy spokesperson said the outage was caused by contact with an underground line during digging. The spokesperson said power was restored at 1:17 p.m., but this has not been confirmed by the Dole Medical Center.

A small number of appointments for today have been rescheduled as the service was unable to provide care in an optimal environment after power was restored this morning. Facility engineers will continue to monitor medical center power and associated equipment throughout the day to ensure everything remains functional and stable.

Veterans, family members and caregivers with questions or concerns can contact the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center at 316-685-2221, or toll-free at 888-878-6881.

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