A boiler at Tulare Regional Medical Center overflowed last week, disrupting the use of operating rooms, the hospital said Tuesday.
The leak was discovered about 6 a.m. April 27.
Water leaked into the ceiling of the foyer leading to surgical suites, so patients could not be wheeled through the area. Urgent cases were diverted to other hospitals and elective procedures rescheduled.
The operating rooms were cleared for use again Friday.
No patients or staff were hurt, the hospital said
Water also went into storage closets in the labor and delivery area, pharmacy and fast-track emergency room.
As required by law, the California Department of Public Health and the Tulare County Public Health Officer were notified of the temporary closures.