Memorial Hospital Los Banos, a Sutter Health affiliate, said it will conduct a scheduled telephone upgrade on Aug. 23 from 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. During this downtime there will be limited phone service.
The hospital will use portable two-way radios and cellular phones, to ensure emergency communications by staff are possible.
One line, (209) 826-0591, will be available for emergency messages. This line will not have call waiting, and callers will receive a busy signal if in use. However, non-emergency incoming calls, as well as outgoing calls by patients, wont be possible during this time period. In case of emergency, residents should call 911, as they would usually do.