The Mountain Health Center in Keene sustained significant damage following Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday.
Patients scheduled for appointments in Keene were contacted throughout the day Monday and will be accommodated at the Lake Placid Health Center.
All appointments scheduled for Keene will be honored and the staff normally on hand at the Mountain Health Center will be available at the Lake Placid Health Center.
Joe Riccio is communications director for Adirondack Health.
“Our health center in Keene was among those areas affected,” he said in an email sent to WNBZ.
“Basically, we want to get the word out that the health center is closed due to water damage, but we are able to see patients at the Lake Placid Health Center who normally receive care in Keene,” Riccio added.
Riccio says this is a challenging time for residents across the region.
“We will continue to make every effort to meet the health care needs of residents in the Keene area,” he said.
Due to the scope of damage, it will be several days before normal operations can resume at the Mountain Health Center, Riccio says.
The ground floor and top of the structure is in sound condition, but there was significant water damage in the basement area. Riccio says the telephone and information systems infrastructure, boiler system, hot water tank and main water supply line are all located in the basement.
In addition to replacing damaged or destroyed equipment and connections, there will be the necessary clean-up work associated with extensive water damage, Riccio says.
Anyone with questions is urged to call 523-1717 or visit www.adirondackhealth.org.