At 2:15 p.m. today an explosion occurred in the new construction area in the rear of the hospital campus. Our staff immediately initiated our disaster plan; evacuated all patients, temporarily relocated assisted living and long-term care residents to other facilities and local churches. All families are being notified to the location of their loved ones. None of our patients, residents, or staff were injured. Our prayers are with the construction workers and their families. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.